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Kon is a text editor suitable for most editing tasks, including programming, but is not intended to be a complete IDE. Instead, the focus is to be a fast and easily available editor to be used for most tasks where viewing or editing a text file (or in some cases a binary file) is involved. See of it as a super-charged replacement for notepad.


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Kon is designed to be intuitive and easy to use but still has a great number of useful features such as:

  • Easy to configure syntax highlighting
  • Syntax highlighting can be defined using regular expressions
  • Code sections can be defined using regular expressions for fast navigation.
  • Built-in C-like programming language (K) which can easily be used to extend the editor with new features, modify or extend menus, give different behaviour etc.
  • Search and replace over multiple files, also recursive search/replace on disk
  • Regular expressions in search and replace (with grouping of sub-expressions)
  • Hex-editor which can be invoked on any file at any time
  • Advanced macro recording/playback while still very quick and easy to use for repetetive tasks. Recorded macros results in K-code which can be edited
  • Can add column separators with description for use with fixed-width data text files
  • Configurable key-bindings for any sequence of commands
  • Column selection copy and paste
  • Word wrap
  • Prints 2-up, page headers and footers, hex-printing, odd or even pages





Kon is open source software under the LGPL license.

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