Winefish — targeted at power users C (si) / GTK (Gnome) editor LaTeX– based HTMLeditor Bluefish (based on Bluefish HTML Editor).

Bluefish — text editor focused on the use of experienced web designers and programmers. Development editor started in 1997 year, the community of professional web developers, during the existence of the project carried different names, the current name was chosen in the logo (a child’s drawing of a fish in blue).

LaTeX is a popular set of macrodactylini (the macro package) of the computer typesetting system TeX, which makes it easier to set complex documents. The package allows you to automate many of the tasks of typing and preparation of articles, besides the basic set, there are many expansion packs (thanks to the system’s capabilities is virtually unlimited).

Winefish LaTeX Editor has a simplified user interface (compared with Bluefish)with turning off toolbars, multiple settings allows you to configure the editor to fit his needs. Despite the many automatic functions of the editor very difficult to use for beginners in LaTeX.

Winefish has a very large number of possibilities for writing LaTeX documents. Syntax highlighting configurable (implemented in the Perl-compatible regular expressions), supports autocomplete, and auto-test, there is a “Master run” document templates.

Winefish supports simultaneous work with any number of documents (even on very weak computers) are opened in tabs, there is a powerful tool to search, search and replace, it is possible to integrate external filters, scripts and applications (including LaTeX).

Winefish recognizes a large number of encodings, there is a spell checker (uses ispell), you can create a custom menu, tags, and pieces of code repetition/return of changes made (Undo/Redo), automatic backup of the edited document, and more, to control using mouse and/or keyboard shortcuts.

The first official version Winefish was released in 2005 year, the latest stable version ( was released in 2006 year. The original author of the editor (Anh Ká”3 Huá”3nh) stopped using TeX and stopped development (due to lack of time), editor support in the least current (frozen) state is carried out by enthusiasts projects BerliOS and SourceForge.

License: GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)

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