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Getting Started With Kate, the Friendly yet Powerful Text Editor

Feb 09, 2009, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"In the Tools menu, there are several options for things like highlighting and indenting -- I'll look at these in Part 3. There's also options to change the selected text to uppercase/lowercase, and to wrap or join lines, as well as a spellcheck function.

"If you start typing, you may notice that Kate matches brackets up for you -- when you close a bracket, the matching opening bracket is highlighted. This is useful for code, when you may well want an easy visual check on where you're at with your bracket pairs. Unlike some editors, Kate doesn't issue a warning if there's no match for a close bracket -- this is both useful (the warning can be irritating if you use smilies, for example!) and a nuisance (it doesn't bring a lack-of-match to your attention when coding)."

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