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Re: [LUG] Text Editor


On 18/06/19 15:11, Gordon Henderson wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jun 2019, Neil wrote:

I have recently set up a new desk top computer, and I am having some fun playing with it. I do need to use a text editor quite often, and I have used gedit for some time now. Unfortunately it has changed quite a lot recently and I am not very happy with the current way it looks and works.

So I am asking for some suggestions for a replacement please. I have been look around the internet and, as usual, have finished up very confused.

Please though, do not suggest vi or vim.

OK. Emacs is it, then.

I have considered kate, but that is really for KDE and I am using MX Linux which is based on Debian. I have also looked at jedit, but that is much too involved for what I want, just a simple text editor, with a spell check.

Why have an editor encumbered with a built-in spell chequer? What about one that can call one (of a number) or spiel checkers?

Sounds like you want nano. (Ctrl-T invokes the sleep chucker)


I have had a look at nano. One problem is that it uses a US dictionary for its spell checker, which is no use to me. I still cannot find out how to change that, or even if it is possible,


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