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Note: this syntax highlighting file is now shipped with GtkSourceView since version 3.9.2.


gedit-mediawiki adds MediaWiki syntax highlighting in gedit, the default Gnome text editor.

Here's a screenshot:

MediaWiki syntax highlighting in gedit.


  • Download the archive of the latest version.

  • Extract the archive.

  • Copy the file mediawiki.lang in one of the following two locations (create the folder if it doesn't yet exist):

    • for gedit 2: ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-2.0/language-specs/
    • for gedit 3: ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/

MediaWiki syntax highlighting will be added for the current user (so no need root privileges). The folder created by the extraction can be deleted after installation.


Remove the file previously installed.


First of all, restart gedit if it's already running.

Choose syntax highlighting by going to View > Highlight Mode > Others and selecting MediaWiki.

The folder doc contains a demo file.


Git is used for revision control. Repository can be browsed online or cloned.


Author: Jean-Philippe Fleury (
Copyright © 2009 Jean-Philippe Fleury

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

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