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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.

CSS 2.2 By John Paul Taylor [Updated] (css.xml v2.2 Update by Venimus)
Submitted by venimus on Friday, 7 July, 2006 - 02:03
This is the updated version of the best CSS2.2 mode originally developed by John Paul Taylor II. It is fixed to meet the new regex requirements itroduced in jEdit 4.3pre5.
It is also required by "A colourful HTML" mode which is updated aswell

Updated on 07/07/2006 - 02:43
Downloads: 1580

Cucumber syntax highlighting for jEdit (cucumber.xml v0.1 by Gabriel Medina)
Submitted by rha7dotcom on Thursday, 24 September, 2009 - 22:50
Cucumber syntax highlighting for jEdit

Allows you to highlight .feature (cucumber : files in jEdit.

Full instructions at:

red[:shades] - Cucumber syntax highlighting for jEdit

Suggested catalog mode line:

<MODE NAME="cucumber" FILE="cucumber.xml" FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.feature" />

Updated on 09/24/2009 - 22:50
Downloads: 886

Darcs patch and changelog edit modes ( v1.0 by Nick Clarke)
Submitted by memorius on Tuesday, 4 July, 2006 - 07:03
Two edit modes for jEdit, to be used with the darcs revision control system.
Use these to examine darcs patches sent by email, or take the output of darcs commands and view it in jEdit - for example, this makes darcs whatsnew much more useable.
  • darcs-patch.xml (darcsp): Highlights elements of darcs patch files: e.g. the output of darcs send -o mypatchfile.pat and darcs whatsnew commands.
  • darcs-changelog.xml (darcsc): Highlights elements of darcs changelogs: e.g. the output of darcs changes commands.
These edit modes are intended to be installed together (one delegates to the other). They will highlight a number of things in different colours:
  • text of lines added / removed in hunk patch sections
  • line number and filename for each change
  • files added, removed, modified
  • binary patches
  • various fixed strings which divide the darcs output
  • patch metadata in darcs changes - patch name, comment, author etc.
  • handles the results of additional output options to darcs: -v, -s etc.
See top of each file for a comment with entries for the edit mode catalog file.

Updated on 07/04/2006 - 07:03
Downloads: 846

DokuWiki editor mode. (dokuwiki.xml v1.0 by Ted Schleich)
Submitted by tschleich on Wednesday, 26 September, 2007 - 17:29
This editor mode adds syntax highlighting for DokuWiki page editing. The file extensions ".doku", ".dokuwiki", and ".wiki" are used for this mode. HTML mode is imported into this mode to support HTML embedded in the target document.

Updated on 09/26/2007 - 17:29
Downloads: 1032

Dot edit mode (dot.xml v0.1 by Stefan Kost)
Submitted by Brad Mace on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 05:33
dot can be used for editing files in the dot-language (surprise, surprise) of the graphviz-package of at&t (see

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 05:34
Downloads: 1502

Edit Mode for HLSL Shader Language (Update) (hlsl.xml v2 by Adam Sawicki)
Submitted by Reg on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 17:39
An update of Edit Mode for HLSL - DirectX shader language and effect file format. The HLSL Edit Mode is now in the official jEdit distribution, but it haven't been updated for long time. Now I've created new version that supports all new features up to the newest DirectX 11 (Shader Model 5), including these from the upcoming June 2010 version. Recommended FILE_NAME_GLOB is "*.{fx,hlsl}", although the "fx" extension is already taken by "javafx" mode.

Updated on 05/01/2010 - 17:39
Downloads: 994

eisen.xml v0.02 by monkstone
Submitted by monkstone on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 19:39
An Experimental Highlighter for the StructureSynth EisenScript. Provides highlighting for *.es you might like to post on your blog (use code2html plugin). Aims to cope with in built raytracer syntax coming with StructureSynth Hinxton release (but not javascript).

Updated on 11/15/2010 - 11:52
Downloads: 727

Enhanced PL/SQL Mode (pl-sql.xml v(taken fro by Uwe Pliha)
Submitted by uhuebner on Wednesday, 11 October, 2006 - 14:38
  • added all DBMS-Packages as keyword3
  • added all predefined exceptions as keyword4

Updated on 10/11/2006 - 14:38
Downloads: 1578

ESQL/C mode for JEdit (esql.xml v1.0 by Slawomir Rewaj)
Submitted by slawekrewaj on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 06:24
This file is based on JEdit C Mode. It adds embedded SQL extenstions.

Updated on 12/14/2010 - 06:24
Downloads: 758

Euphoria Edit Mode (euphoria.xml v1.0 by Matija Kejzar)
Submitted by mkejzar on Monday, 22 August, 2005 - 13:58
Edit Mode for the Euphoria Programming Language.

To install it, add <MODE FILE="euphoria.xml" NAME="euphoria" FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{e,ex}" FIRST_LINE_GLOB="#!/*ex*"/> to your catalog xml file.

Updated on 08/23/2005 - 01:05
Downloads: 1341

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