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Difference between SynEdit and Classic

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Text Edit Plus supports 2 text engines: SynEdit and Classic

The default text engine is SynEdit, however users are free to switch between them. Use the Options menu, then click Text Engine.


What is SynEdit?

SynEdit is an open-source editor component, not based on the Windows common controls. Vovsoft's SynEdit implementation has some pros and cons.

Advantage Syntax highlighting
Advantage Gutter (line numbers)
Advantage Spell checker
Advantage Highlight active line
Advantage Unicode detector
Advantage Vertical selection (using Alt key)
Disadvantage Only supports fixed-pitch (monospaced) fonts


What is Classic Text Engine?

Classic text engine uses the common control provided by Windows. It's basically the same text engine in Notepad.

Advantage Supports all kinds of fonts
Disadvantage Does not support SynEdit's advantages

 

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