BabelPad (Unicode Text Editor for Windows)


BabelPad is a free Unicode text editor for Windows that supports the proper rendering of most complex scripts, and allows you to assign different fonts to different scripts in order to facilitate multi-script text editing. It also provides many useful features and special utilities for processing Unicode text. BabelPad supports the most recent version of the Unicode Standard, currently Unicode 15.1 (released 12 September 2023).

Summary of Features

These are some of the key features of BabelPad. For more information see the BabelPad Help pages.


BabelPad is free to download and use for personal or commercial purposes. This free version is fully-featured, with no functional or time limitations, no adverts, no in-app purchases, and no malicious features. BabelPad is distributed as a single executable file (no installer). Simply download and unzip the single executable file (BabelPad.exe), and then run it from the desired location on your computer (recommended to run it from a subfolder of the "Program Files" directory). BabelPad runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and 11. For support, bug reports, or feature requests, please email me (Andrew West) at the email address given in BabelPad's About box (F9). Please do not download BabelPad from any site other than I do not provide support for third-party distributions of BabelPad, such as BabelPad Portable from

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The latest version of BabelPad runs on Windows 2000 or later (if running on Windows 2000, you may need to install GDI+ (gdiplus.dll) for BabelPad to work). An unsupported old version of BabelPad (supporting Unicode 4.1) that runs on Windows 95/98/Me is available for download here.

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