Source Code Repository Access
Notepad++ source code repository is available on GitHub: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus
Your pull requests will be welcome. However, they are not always accepted for diverse reasons. Here are the guidelines for your pull requests: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
Notepad++ packages and GitHub commits are signed using the Release Key, which has the following characteristics:
- Signer: Notepad++
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Key ID: 0x8D84F46E
- Key fingerprint: 14BC E436 2749 B2B5 1F8C 7122 6C42 9F1D 8D84 F46E
- Key type: RSA 4096 / 4096
- Created: 2019-03-11
- Expiries: 2024-03-11
Obtaining and validating Release Key
To make signature verification possible, you need to obtain a copy of our Release Key, or you can get it from Notepad++’s GitHub page.
Notepad++ is “Made in Worldwide” and distributed outside of USA territory (both source code and binary) so there shouldn’t be an ECCN issue. However you may need Notepad++ ECCN number to conform to US law, here it is: EAR99
VPAT for Notepad++
According to US law, you may need Voluntary Product Accessibility Template file for Notepad++ if you are in a USA territory.
From Binary Translations page you could get the language you need.
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 Languages Collection.
Customizable toolbar icons
From the version 8.4.2, Notepad++ allows users to customize the toolbar icons (ie. overriding the default toolbar icons by using the set of icons provided by user). So for people who stick on the old big legacy icons, here is the solution:
Download the nppLegacyIconSet.zip and unzip it into
%APPDATA%\Notepad++\ folder if you installed Notepad++ with the installer (or if you used the zipped package, unzip the content into the Notepad++ installation folder). Relaunch Notepad++ then you will see the old legacy icons appear.
To disable customizing toolbar icons feature, just rename “toolbarIcons.xml” to “toolbarIcons.xml.OFF” (or whatever you want), and relaunch Notepad++.
Just replace the old legacy icons by you icons, if you want to build your own icon set.
This is one of the most asked question in the forums. Check here to have the solution.
You can find Notepad++ thong in the following online shops, as well mugs and apparels.