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Python bindings for the QScintilla programmers editor widget

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What is QScintilla?

QScintilla is a port to Qt of the Scintilla programmers editor widget. It supports the traditional low-level Scintilla API and implements a high-level API covering such things as auto-completion, code folding and lexer configuration.

These Python bindings implement a single extension module that sits on top of PyQt5 and wraps both the low-level and high-level APIs.


QScintilla is copyright (c) Riverbank Computing Limited. Its homepage is

Support may be obtained from the QScintilla mailing list at


QScintilla is released under the GPL v3 license and under a commercial license that allows for the development of proprietary applications.


QScintilla source packages, and Linux 64-bit wheels, can be dowloaded from

Wheels for 32 and 64-bit Windows and 64-bit OS X can be installed from PyPI:

pip3 install QScintilla

The wheels include a statically linked copy of the QScintilla C++ library.


The documentation for the latest release can be found here.

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