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 14.0 (released September 2021).

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. The free-to-download version (there is no other 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 and 10.

BabelPad Version (2021-09-19) Download Release notes
BabelPad (Simplified Chinese) Version (2021-09-19) Download
BabelPad (Traditional Chinese) Version (2021-09-19) Download
BabelMap Version (2021-09-19) Download Release notes

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.

BabelPad is free to download and use for personal or commercial purposes. However, if you do find BabelPad useful you are welcome to make a voluntary payment via PayPal (a single payment covers both BabelPad and BabelMap). Please note that there is no special commercial version of BabelPad, and the voluntary payment covers use of the free-to-download version which is fully-featured and with no functional or time limitations. Please only make a payment for BabelPad if you understand this.

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