gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment.
While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.
Currently it features:
1.Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8) 2.Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others) 3.Undo/Redo 4.Editing files from remote locations 5.File reverting 6.Print and print preview support 7.Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste) 9.8.Search and replace 10.Go to specific line 11.Auto indentation 12.Text wrapping 13.Line numbers 14.Right margin 15.Current line highlighting 16.Bracket matching 17.Backup files 18.Configurable fonts and colors 19.A complete online user manual
gedit features also a flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features to gedit itself. See the plugins page for more info on the existing plugins.