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Edit Modes

Additional syntax highlighting modes that are not distributed with jEdit. You will need to add a mode catalog entry after placing the mode file in an appropriate mode directory. The recommended mode catalog entry can be found inside a comment at the start of each mode file. See the Installing Modes section of the jEdit user's guide for details.

BlitzMax Edit Mode (blitzmax.xml v0.2 by Noel Cower)
Submitted by Noel Cower on Sunday, 9 January, 2005 - 22:41
This is an edit mode for the BlitzMax language (found at It doesn't support multi-line comments as they're a bit problematic in jEdit (I'll work it out eventually). Auto-indentation is not supported. All normal BlitzMax keywords are in there.

Updated on 01/09/2005 - 22:56
Downloads: 1234

Brightscript Mode (brightscript.xml v1.0 by Malloys)
Submitted by jbrave on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 03:55
jEdit mode for editing Brightscript, for the Roku SDK v2.9. Syntax highlighting does not yet take into account SDK v3.x and 4.x functions

Updated on 02/02/2012 - 19:15
Downloads: 988

CA-Clipper 5 Edit Mode ( v0.1 by Daniel Gonçalves)
Submitted by daniel.dg on Friday, 15 December, 2006 - 22:01
The edit mode for CA-Clipper 5 XBase language. The mode includes statements for Class(y) 2.4b OO Engine library and all documented functions provided by the following libraries:
  • CA-Clipper Tools
  • BLINKER Functions for CA-Clipper 5
  • Class(y) 2.4b OO Engine Library
Probably you want to disable the 'foxpro' edit mode for .PRG files to allow jEdit to use this CA-Clipper 5 edit mode.

Updated on 12/15/2006 - 22:01
Downloads: 1282

Cg ([Not so]Basic) (Cg.xml v1.2 by 13xforever)
Submitted by 13xforever on Thursday, 22 March, 2007 - 07:07
For more information you may see nVidia "C for Graphics" edit mode. (Cg.xml v0.2 by Klaus Post)
(I didn't saw it, but filesizes of our edit modes may mean nothing, so choose it for yourself :))
Gg Release 1.x source mode by 13xforever (

31.01.2006 update:
- Cg Release 1.2 (Feb 2004)

07.09.2006 update:
- new RegEx engine

Updated on 03/22/2007 - 07:27
Downloads: 1011

Ch Edit Mode (ch.xml v1.0 by Stephen Nestinger)
Submitted by sodokan on Tuesday, 6 January, 2004 - 20:16
A jEdit Edit Mode for use with Ch files.

Updated on 01/06/2004 - 20:16
Downloads: 1266

ChangeLog edit mode (changelog.xml v0.1 by Stefan Kost)
Submitted by ensonic on Monday, 29 December, 2003 - 09:46
simple edit mode for GNU style ChangeLog files.

Updated on 12/29/2003 - 09:46
Downloads: 1192

ChangeLog Edit Mode (changelog.xml v1.00 by Null Flux)
Submitted by Null Flux on Sunday, 1 August, 2004 - 05:04
Significantly more detailed than the previously posted ChangeLog mode. It closely mimics how Vim colors ChangeLog files.

Updated on 08/01/2004 - 05:04
Downloads: 1309

Cherrypy mode (cherrypy.xml v0.4 by MV)
Submitted by mv on Saturday, 3 April, 2004 - 16:12
Fully compatible with Cherrypy syntax. See

Updated on 05/30/2008 - 20:35
Downloads: 3792

Context Free Art (*.cfdg) (cfdg.xml v0.31 by monkstone)
Submitted by monkstone on Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 10:45
Syntax Highlight Mode for editing a *.cfdg file (Context Free Art), last revision/update 10 July 2012, including support for Version 3.0 syntax. The names of rule/path/shape are now highlighted as FUNCTION. Curly '{' and '(' brackets are now treated similarly, apart from the possible indent on '}', like C C++ java etc. Other aspects of new syntax in need of refining, but I hope develop that in time. Includes new CF namespace highlighting eg CF::Background and CF::Continuous CF::Impure, most recently added Symmetry directives. You may also be interested in the commando file that I've added in that section allows you to run cfdg from jedit (mainly of interest to linux users, now updated to support quicktime movie output)

Updated on 07/10/2012 - 06:07
Downloads: 41260

CSS (1/2/2.1) Edit Mode - Syntax/Error Checking ( v2.2 by John Paul Taylor II)
Submitted by Psych0phobiA on Tuesday, 20 January, 2004 - 07:15
A syntax checking and error highlighting edit mode for CSS levels 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1. The highlighting is context sensitive and allows for finding errors very quickly. Requires a 4.2pre5 or later. See homepage for version info.

Updated on 07/18/2004 - 07:44
Downloads: 2503

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