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Source Code Repository Access

Notepad++ source code repository is available on GitHub:

Your pull requests will be welcome. However, they are not always accepted for diverse reasons.
Here are the guidelines for your pull requests:

  1. Respect Notepad++ coding style.
  2. Avoid to commit several features in one commit.
  3. Make your modification compact - don't reformat source code in your request. It makes code review more difficult.

In short: The easier the code review is, the better the chance your pull request has to get accepted


Notepad++ ECCN

Notepad++ is "Made in Worldwide" and distributed outside of USA territory (both source code and binary) so there shouldn't be ECCN issue. However you may need Notepad++ ECCN number to conforme to US law, here it is:


VPAT for Notepad++

According US law, you may need The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template file for Notepad++ if you are in USA territory.


Binary Translations

From Binary Translations page you could get the language you need.
Please refer to translate binary howto if you want to get more information.



From the v3.1, Notepad++ has the extension capacity - the plugin system. Please see Plugins HOWTO to learn how to install a plugin or/and how to develop a plugin.

A list of plugins is maintained by Notepad++ community, used by Plugin Admin.

If you can not find the plugin you need, just make your own.


User Defined Language files

For some reasons that some languages are not supported by Notepad++, User Language Define System can help you out in this case. This system allows user to define his own language : not only the syntax highlighting keywords definition, but also the syntax folding keywords definition, comment keywords definition and the operators definition.

You can define your language via User Language Define Dialog. However, the language you need may be already defined by someone-else in this User Defined Language List.


Notepad Replacement

This is one of the most asked question in the forums. Check here to have the solution.


Notepad++ Cheat sheet

shared by Andres Gomez Casanova:
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