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wxMEdit, Cross-platform Text/Hex Editor, Improved Version of MadEdit

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•Added automatically checking for updates
•Added bookmark support
•Added right-click context menu for each tab
•Added purging histories support
•Added selecting a line by triple click
•Added FreeBASIC syntax file
•Added an option to place configuration files into %APPDATA% directory under Windows
•Improved support for Find/Replace
•Improved Mac OS X support
•Improved system integration under Windows
•Improved encoding detection result
•Improved Hex editing support
•Added more choices for data format copying/pasting in Hex Area
•Added new feature: Paste with Overwriting in Hex Area
•Improved encoding support
--Added grouping of encodings
--Added new encodings: ISO-8859-16,CP1258,KOI8-R/U,GB18030,CP850,CP852,CP855,CP866,CP437 for ASCII-Art
•Redesigned dialogs with Code::Blocks wxSmith
•Updated translations
--Added Spanish,Russian,German,Polish translation
--Updated Chinese and Japanese translations
•Other fixes and changes

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  • wxMEdit can run under MS-Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X platforms.
  • Checks for updates automatically.
  • Supports bookmark.
  • Edits files in Text, Column and Hex modes.
  • In Hex-Mode, wxMEdit can open large files which size is up to 32GB (INT_MAX*16).
  • Users can change the encoding of files at runtime like Web-Browsers.
  • Supports many encodings, e.g. Unicode(UTF-8, UTF-16/32 with Little or Big Endian), ISO-8859-1~16, Windows-1250~1258, KOI8-R/U, GB18030, Big5 and Windows-31J etc.
  • Supports non-BMP Unicode Characters Such as CJK Ext-B/C/D, Miao Letters, Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols, Musical Symbols, Emoji, etc.
  • If users input a character that is not supported by current encoding, this character will be converted to Unicode escape format (only code point format supported currently).
  • Regular Expression search & replace.
  • Opens multiple files on single instance.
  • Supports syntax-highlighting of many programming languages, e.g. awk, C/C++, CSS, diff/patch, D, DOS Batch Script, Flash ActionScript, HTML, Java, JavaScript, JSP, Lua, Pascal, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, UNIX Shell Script, x86 Assembly, XML, Fortran, TeX/LaTeX, Squirrel, C#, Visual Basic, ASP(VBScript), SQL, Verilog, VHDL, FreeBASIC.
  • wxMEdit can view ASCII-Art files with appropriate monospace font e.g. Courier New under Windows/Mac OS X; Andale Mono, Courier, Menlo, Monaco under Mac OS X; Console and Fixed under Unix-like OS; DejaVu Sans Mono, Free Mono, Liberation Mono, etc.


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    I have gone through countless editors to find something that will fit most of my needs and wxMEdit is a real standout amongst the crowd. Windows 8.1 after unzipping the download a very good readme file explain everything necessary to use the editor. My job is to do quality control for software programmers. It is demanding an a versatile job. Having a versatile editor helps a lot. I was able to easily open up an HL7 message and had all the right formatting required. Only one suggestion which would be some settings could be moved to the options sections instead from a drop down menu. This would only pertain to the view section. Convenience is great but some items once you set it you can forget it. Moving them to the options will allow for toggling on or off functions that you may want to do at times depending upon your workflow. Good Job.

    Posted 04/05/2014
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Polish, Italian, English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian

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Developers, End Users/Desktop

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