It is highly recommended to run Scinterm in a UTF-8-aware terminal with a font that supports many UTF-8 characters (“DejaVu Sans Mono” is one of them) because Scinterm makes use of UTF-8 characters when drawing wrap symbols, some marker symbols, and call tip arrows.


After downloading Scinterm, it is recommended to unzip it into the top-level directory of an instance of Scintilla, similar to other Scintilla platforms like gtk/ and win32/. After that, go into the Scinterm directory and run make to build the usual ../bin/scintilla.a.

Curses Compatibility

Scinterm lacks some Scintilla features due to the terminal’s constraints:


jinx is an example of using Scintilla with curses. You can build it by going into jinx/ and running make.