Introduction

Scinterm is a curses platform for Scintilla that supports ncurses, PDCurses, and X/Open Curses.

Scinterm

It is highly recommended to run Scinterm in a UTF-8-aware terminal with a font that supports many UTF-8 characters (“DejaVu Sans Mono” is one of them), since Scinterm makes use of UTF-8 characters when drawing wrap symbols, some marker symbols, and call tip arrows.

Requirements

Download

Scinterm releases can be found here.

Compile

After downloading Scinterm, it is recommended to unzip it into the top-level directory of an instance of Scintilla, similar to other Scintilla platforms like gtk/ and win32/. After that, go into the Scinterm directory and run make to build the usual ../bin/scintilla.a.

You can optionally build the demo application, jinx, by going into jinx/ and running make. Pressing the q key quits the demo.

Usage

Scinterm’s Application Programming Interface (API) documentation is located in the project’s docs/ directory and covers how to create and interact with a Scintilla widget in a terminal application.

Curses Compatibility

Scinterm lacks some Scintilla features due to the terminal’s constraints:

Contribute

Scinterm is open source. Feel free to report bugs and submit patches either to the mailing list, or to me personally (mitchell.att.foicica.com). Thanks to everyone who has contributed.