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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.

MATRIXx Edit Mode (MatrixX.xml v1.0 by BobKagy)
Submitted by Brad Mace on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:03
Edit mode for MATRIXx scripts, commands, functions, and objects.

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:07
Downloads: 1153

Maxima edit mode (maxima.xml v0.1 by Tobias Elze)
Submitted by tobias-elze on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:07
Edit mode for the Computer Algebra System Maxima (a GPL Version of the commercial Macsyma).

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:38
Downloads: 1054

MCS51 Keil Assembler mode (assembly-MCS51.xml v0.1 by Starglider)
Submitted by Brad Mace on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:09
This mode includes all keil A51 v6.2 keywords. This is a first try version I think keywords could be better organized but at least they should be all in. the catalog entry for this mode is

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:11
Downloads: 989

Mode file for Stata (stata.xml v1 by Glenn Hoetker)
Submitted by Brad Mace on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:14
This edit mode may be useful for those using jEdit to edit Stata *.do files. This is version 1 of the edit mode file, so please let me know if you find problems or have suggestions.

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:16
Downloads: 1036

Mosel (XPRESS) Edit Mode (mosel.xml v0.1 by Tobias Elze)
Submitted by tobias-elze on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:17
Edit mode for the programming language for optimization Mosel, used by the optimization package XPRESS.

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:39
Downloads: 863

Mustache edit mode (mustache.xml vbeta by Kevin Tucker)
Submitted by tuckerkevin on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 17:02
jEdit edit mode for mustache logic-less template language found at Since mustache is not limited to HTML, this mode does not assume that the template is HTML. The literal parts of the template are left plain and only the mustache tags are highlighted. catalog line: on github here:

Updated on 01/15/2012 - 17:02
Downloads: 513

Neuron HOC Edit Mode (neuron.xml v0.1 by Tobias Elze)
Submitted by tobias-elze on Friday, 19 December, 2003 - 06:17
Edit mode for the internal programming language HOC of the neuroinformatics program NEURON.

Updated on 12/19/2003 - 06:39
Downloads: 1061

new ruby language mode (ruby.xml v0.7.0 by Jim Morris)
Submitted by wolfmanjm on Friday, 18 May, 2007 - 22:41
Note This version is probably incompatible with the ruby macros and ruby plugin, it is intented for those that want correct ruby auto indentation without the other ruby plugin features. Works with Jedit >= 4.3pre9. I use the new unindentThisLine and unindentNextLines and the ElectricKeys to do the indentation. Basically the improvements are... 1. else, elsif, rescue, end - will unindent immediately when you type the final character just like } does (ie e from else f for elsif d from end etc the electric part of ElectricKeys) 2. added support for blah.each do |f| syntax which now indents correctly There is at least one unfortunate side effect which doesn't seem to bother me too much (YMMV), if you type some manual indentation at the start of the line, and then one of the electric keys (d e f) the line will indent to the current indentation level.

Updated on 05/27/2007 - 19:40
Downloads: 795

nVidia "C for Graphics" edit mode. (Cg.xml v0.2 by Klaus Post)
Submitted by sh0dan on Monday, 9 August, 2004 - 13:58
nVidia C for graphics (Cg) is the basic programming language of the NVIDIA Cg Toolkit. This is a C-like language used for programming graphic cards.
This is based on the "cplusplus" template, but with only valid Cg keywords and all basic built-in functions and data types present.

v0.2 Contains a few more keywords.

Updated on 09/09/2004 - 15:21
Downloads: 1199

Ocaml Edit mode (ocaml.xml v0.1 by Tobias Elze)
Submitted by tobias-elze on Thursday, 22 April, 2004 - 14:10
Edit mode for the programming language Objective Caml ( ).

Updated on 04/22/2004 - 14:11
Downloads: 1266

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