Is there a plugin for Amharic in Notepad++? If not can you show me some other sample languages that have plugins and how it is done?
Ok, here it is. I should have changed my localisation to englihs first, I guess.
1/ There is a Settings menu in N++, with 3 entries
2/ The second one is Srtler configurator...
3/ The dialog box that pops up on selecting the entry has a list on its left. The first item there is Global style.
4/ The second list then has many items; the second one is Default style.
5/ On the Font style on the right, there is a dropdown list that displays all available fonts. Chosse one that displays amharic script properly.
Hopefully you can go ahead fro there.
Aha ! Got it Chris! Thank you very much. This will help a lot. I LOVE N++
It depends on what you mean by "support":
1/ In order to display amharic characters, N++ needs to be set up with a font that can display them. Check Preferences -> Highlight cinfigurator -> Global style, and make sure the font being used there is amharic aware.
Now I remember that Windows had not supported the amharic script in its earlier versions. If you use a version older than XP, then that could be an issue, and N++ won't help.
2/ If what you need is a translation of N++ (localisation),, then check
the localization\ subfolder. It already has some files for non western languages that should help you getting the idea. Instructions for translators are provided on the N++ homepage at
Changing "uk" to other country codes will point to translations for this page, perhaps there is one more suitable than english.
3/ If thie support you request is something else, we need to hear more.
thank you very much! I will check out all that you suggest and get back to you. Also I want to contribute Amharic xml file for Notepad ++. How do I go about doing that.
Check Preferences -> Highlight cinfigurator -> Global style, and make sure the font being used there is amharic aware.
where is that again? Looked everywhere in Notepad
That's exactly what the link in my 2/ point says :-)
woohoo! awesome CChris .
Thank you much