[Solved] Notepad ++ thru Wine

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[Solved] Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by knob » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:37 am

Using Wine to emulate Notepad++ i get this error attached.
Any help is welcome !
Last edited by knob on Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:01 am

knob wrote:Any help is welcome !
While I can't directly help with your question, I can indirectly offer these Notepad++ alternatives.

I use Notepad++ at work, and Notepadqq at home where I can attest to its familiarity.

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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:55 am

Never expect Windows apps to run in Wine. It's not an emulator and it's garbage. PLayonlinux etc are based on wine and no better. Most apps don't work. If they do they tend to have problems.

If you need or want WIndows software the only reliable way is in Windows, in dual boot or in a VM if you're talking about a Linux box.

I don't have any WIndows partitions any more but if I was using a computer for business I would. While I don't need Windows software, I think a lot of people do, and they need Windows.

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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by Flemur » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:[Wine is] not an emulator and it's garbage.
Wine works great! (but not for everything).
I use wine to run all my audio/video/image software; I probably wouldn't use linux if wine didn't exist.

OP: notepad++ is just a text editor - that's something linux can deal with, so try some linux text-editing software.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by phd21 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi "knob",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are a lot of excellent text and programming editors that run natively on Linux without using "Wine" or "Play On Linux (POL)". "NotepaddQQ (notepadqq)" is a clone of "notepad ++"

notepadqq – Notepad++ for Ubuntu Linux, Updated May 24, 2017
https://www.linuxtechi.com/notepadqq-no ... ntu-linux/

This might be in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" as well.

To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install notepadqq
Easy to install Linux ".deb" files are available on the PPA website as well
https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+ ... /+packages

Just click the link above, then click "Xenial Ubuntu 16.04 for Linux Mint 18.x, or Trusty Ubuntu 14.04 for Linux Mint 17.x, then click the 32-bit or 64-bit deb file or "all" deb file, download that file, and double click it to install it, if it does not start to install automatically.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by knob » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, the similar editors are ok, but can't be compared with N++.
Anyway, I was able to solve the issue by installing the M$ truetype core fonts.
tks, cheers!

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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:02 pm

knob wrote:I was able to solve the issue by installing the M$ truetype core fonts.
Good call. I would have never thought that fonts would produce a 54-character variance in cursor position. :)

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Re: Notepad ++ thru Wine

Post by yetanothermintuser » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:29 am

knob wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Thanks for the suggestions, the similar editors are ok, but can't be compared with N++.
Anyway, I was able to solve the issue by installing the M$ truetype core fonts.
tks, cheers!
Thanks for posting this ... that was my issue as well. I've tried Notepadqq (among others), but they just don't do what I want.

Another bonus -- this trick also allowed me to run TextPad under wine. Both of those applications have features that I missed.

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