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This is a fairly comprehensive, though definatly not complete listing of Glimmer's feature set:

  • Multiple file loading.
  • New/Open/Save/Save As
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • Multiple level Undo/Redo
  • Tear Away windows (any file may be torn away from the main window).
  • Custom color selections.
  • Custom font selections. (Normal, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic)
  • File, Edit, Highlight, Find, Line Number, and Command toolbars.
  • Background pixmap for editing window.
  • File information: Current line, total lines, current byte, total bytes, ascii value of current byte.
  • Find/Replace/Replace All, including in multiple files.
  • Insert many common text segments, including: ChangeLog entry, GPL, Date, Time, etc.
  • Gnome session management compliant.
  • Save the state of the program to a "Session" file for editing groups of files.
  • Python scripting support. Make macros and file filtering scripts, as well as custom menu entries!
  • Bracket Matching
  • Scriptable hooks for several events including enter-pressed and tab-pressed.
  • Highlighting support for: Ada, Bash/Sh, C/C++, DTML, HTML, Java, Latex, GNU Make, Object Caml, Perl, PHP, PO (Language Translation), Python, Lisp (guile, scheme, etc), SGML, SQL, Tcl/Tk, WML, XML, and Z80 Assembly
  • Printing support via gnome-print