gedit 2.26.1 displaying the XHTML coding for a Wikipedia page, including colour-coded syntax highlighting.
DeveloperPaolo Maggi
Paolo Borelli
Steve Frécinaux
Jesse van den Kieboom
James Willcox
Chema Celorio
Federico Mena Quintero
Genretext editor
First releasedFebruary 12
LicenseGNU GPL
Source modelopen source
Release statusreleased
Written inC

gedit is a UTF-8 compatible text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Designed as a general purpose text editor, gedit emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. It includes tools for editing source code and structured text such as markup languages.

It is designed to have a clean, simple graphical user interface according to the philosophy of the GNOME project, and it is the default text editor for GNOME.

Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, gedit is free software

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.