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, use install command.

You can read more about ReText on [our website]( or in the [wiki](

ReText requires the following packages to run:

We also recommend having these packages installed:

Translation files are already compiled for release tarballs and will be automatically loaded. For development snapshots, compile translations using lrelease locale/*.ts command. Translation files can also be loaded from /usr/share/retext/ directory.

If you want to translate ReText into your language, follow the instructions in ReText wiki.

ReText is Copyright 2011–2012 [Dmitry Shachnev]( and is licensed under GNU GPL (v2+) license, the current version is available in LICENSE_GPL file.

ReText icon is based on accessories-text-editor icon from the Faenza theme.