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Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GPL licence.

Bluefish has many features, this list will give you an overview of the most important or outstanding features.

    * A What You See Is What You Need interface
    * Multiple document interface, easily opens 500+ documents (tested 3500 documents simultaneously)
    * Project support, enables you to work efficiently on multiple projects
    * Support for remote files using gnome-vfs (depending on your gnome-vfs setup, you'll have FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Samba and more)
    * Customizable syntax highlighting based on Perl Compatible regular expressions, with subpattern support and default patterns for
          o HTML
          o PHP
          o C
          o Java
          o JavaScript
          o Java server pages (JSP)
          o SQL
          o XML
          o Python
          o Perl
          o Cascading stylesheets (CSS)
          o ColdFusion
          o Pascal
          o R
          o Octave/Matlab
    * Anti aliased text window
    * Multiple encodings support, can convert between different character sets, supports multibyte characters, unicode, UTF8 etc.
    * Line numbers along the document, bookmarks in documents and an excellent search function
    * Nice wizards for startup, tables, frames, and others
    * Dialogs for many HTML tags, with all their attributes
    * HTML toolbar and tearable menu's
    * Compliance with the Gnome and KDE user interface guidelines where possible
    * User-customizable toolbar for quick access to often used functions
    * Open files based on filename patterns and/or content
    * Fully featured image insert dialog
    * Thumbnail creation and automatically linking of the thumbnail with the original image
    * Multi thumbnail generation for easy creation of photo albums or screenshot pages
    * A custom menu, specify your own tags or sets of code, and define your own dialogs
    * Very powerful search and replace, allowing POSIX and Perl Compatible regular expressions and sub-pattern replacing
    * Custom search and replace pattern support for the Custom menu
    * Excellent unlimited undo/redo functionality
    * Function reference browser, including reference files for PHP, CSS, Python and obviously HTML
    * Configurable recent documents and recent directories functionality
    * Complete translations in Brasilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Tamil. Some other languages are partially supported.
    * User customizable integration of many programs, including weblint, tidy, make, javac etc. etc.
    * Auto tag closing for HTML and XML documents
    * Escape functions for HTML and XML documents

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