What is Leafpad?
Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.
Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered) Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) Unlimitted Undo/Redo Auto/Multi-line Indent Display line numbers Drag and Drop Printing
Last stable release is from 2010. http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/leafpad/
Comments and Reviews
Said about Leafpad as an alternative
Mousepad is designed to be a general-purpose, lightweight text editor. Leafpad follows the same principle. All other programs on the list have extra features, mostly for programming, which make them unsuitable replacements
(Leafpad is sadly not Qt-based either, but that's unrelated)
Very similar to Windows Notepad.