In computing, Kate is a text editor for KDE. The acronym "Kate" stands for "KDE advanced text editor".
Kate has been part of the kdebase package since KDE release 2.2 (August 15, 2002). Because of the KParts technology which is part of KDE, it is possible to embed Kate as an editing component in any other KDE application. The integrated development environment KDevelop and the web development environment Quanta Plus are two of the major KDE applications that make use of Kate as an editing component. This article or section may require cleanup because it is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate. Editing help is available. (September 2008)
Features of Kate include:
Kate is built using the KatePart widget in KDE which provides the bulk of the applications' editing support.