Welcome to ReText!
ReText is a simple but powerful editor for Markdown and reStructuredText markup
languages. ReText is written in Python language and works on Linux and other
POSIX-compatible platforms. To install ReText from the cloned repository, use
setup.py install command (by default it installs system wide, pass the
--user option for installing into the user’s home directory).
You can read more about ReText in the wiki.
ReText requires the following packages to run:
We also recommend having these packages installed:
- python-markdown — for Markdown language support
- python-docutils — for reStructuredText language support
- python-enchant — for spell checking support
The latest stable version of ReText can be downloaded from PyPI. You can
pip3 install ReText command to install it from there.
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,
qttools5-dev-tools package). Translation files can also be
You can translate ReText into your language on Transifex.
ReText icon is based on
accessories-text-editor icon from the Faenza theme.