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System Name: qemacs
Name: QEmacs Editor
Group Type: non-GNU software and documentation

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QEmacs (for Quick Emacs) is a very small but powerful text editor. It has the following features :

  • Full screen editor with an Emacs look and feel with all Emacs common features: multi-buffer, multi-window, command mode, universal argument, keyboard macros, config file with C like syntax, minibuffer with completion and history.

  • Can edit files of hundreds of megabytes quickly by using a highly optimized internal representation and by mmaping the file.

  • Full UTF8 support, including bidirectional editing respecting the Unicode bidi algorithm. Arabic and Indic scripts handling (in progress).

  • WYSIWYG HTML/XML/CSS2 mode graphical editing. Also supports lynx like rendering on VT100 terminals. WYSIWYG DocBook mode based on XML/CSS2 renderer.

  • C mode: coloring with immediate update. Emacs like auto-indent.

  • Shell mode: colorized VT100 emulation so that your shell work exactly as you expect. You can run interactive terminal apps directly in the process buffer: mc, MenuConfig, or even qemacs itself! Compile mode with next/prev error.

  • Input methods for most languages, including Chinese (input methods come from the Yudit editor).

  • Hexadecimal editing mode with insertion and block commands. Unicode hexa editing of UTF8 files also supported.

  • Works on any VT100 terminals without termcap. UTF8 VT100 support included with double width glyphs.

  • X11 support. Support multiple proportionnal fonts at the same time (as XEmacs).

  • Small! Full version is about 150KB. Smaller custom versions can be built by removing modules.

The latest source code is now available at

Registration Date: Sat 17 Aug 2002 08:49:14 AM UTC
License: GNU Lesser General Public License
Development Status: 3 - Alpha


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