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BabelPad Alternatives

BabelPad is described as 'free Unicode text editor for Windows that supports the proper rendering of most complex scripts, and allows you to assign different fonts to different scripts in order to facilitate multi-script text editing' and is a Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to BabelPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like BabelPad are Notepad++, Sublime Text, Atom and Vim.

BabelPad alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BabelPad.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
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  1. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
  2. Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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  3. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
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    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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  5. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

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  6. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.

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    UltraEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    jEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it.

    jEdit on Windows
  9. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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    Mousepad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins.

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