Welcome to ReText!
ReText is a simple but powerful editor for Markdown and reStructuredText markup languages. One can also add support for custom markups using Python modules.
To install ReText, make sure that you have Python (3.5 or later) installed, and run
pip3 install ReText. By default it installs system wide, pass
--user for installing into the user’s home directory. You can also manually download the tarball from PyPI.
ReText requires the following Python modules to run (
pip will install them automatically):
We also recommend having these packages installed:
- Markdown — for Markdown support
- docutils — for reStructuredText support
- pyenchant — for spell checking support
Translation files are already compiled for release tarballs and will be automatically loaded. For development snapshots, compile translations using
lrelease locale/*.ts command (on Debian-based systems,
lrelease is available in
qttools5-dev-tools package). Translation files can also be loaded from
You can translate ReText into your language on Transifex.
ReText icon is based on
accessories-text-editor icon from the Faenza theme.
You can read more about ReText in the wiki.