Version 17.6

April 18, 2018

New General Features

  • Greatly improved the speed of the Delete Duplicate Lines command when very large files are used.

  • Improved the speed of sort commands.

  • New support for DirectWrite, which uses sub-pixel anti-aliasing to improve the rendering of text. Also supported color fonts such as Emoji (Color fonts are supported only on Windows 8.1 or later). DirectWrite is turned off by default. After opening a file in EmEditor, changing options in the Text Rendering page of the Customize dialog box will preview the changes in the EmEditor window before confirming the changes.

  • The Character Code Value dialog window now includes the Unicode name.

  • New configuration for Markdown.

  • Improved the Flash Fill command.

Test results:




Delete Duplicate Lines

392 minutes 31 seconds

116 minutes 10 seconds

3.38 times faster

Sort (default options)

93.5 seconds

74.4 seconds

20.4 % faster

Sort (fast binary comparison)

74.3 seconds

46.5 seconds

37.4 % faster

\* Delete Duplicate Lines: 32.2 GB, 1,360,000,000 lines, Unicode (UTF-16LE) random data, Sort: 538 MB, 10,000,000 lines, ASCII random data, All: Windows 10 (64-bit), Core i7-8700K, 32GB RAM.

New Options

  • Added the Text Rendering page to the Customize dialog box.

  • In the Join CSV window, headings in the key column of CSV documents will be ignored if the Ignore Headings checkbox is checked, so that original headings are retained in the merged document.

  • Added the Ignore Case check box to the Delete/Bookmark Duplicate Lines dialog box.

  • Added the Size slider to the Toolbars dialog box, which allows you to adjust the font size of drop-down list boxes in the Find and Filter toolbars.

  • Allows you to enter a negative value (up to -2) to the Line Space text box in the Display page of configuration properties.

Plug-in API New Features

Macro New Features

Bug Fixes

  • Improved caret movement behavior on combining characters.

  • Fixed an issue where EmEditor could crash if the number of columns in the Column drop-down list of the Filter toolbar does not match the number of columns in the CSV document.

  • Fixed an issue where a regular expression search using "\b" could result in an error.

  • Fixed an issue related to the Save Opened Portion As button in the Large File Controller.

  • Fixed a bug where the Delete/Bookmark Duplicate Lines (Advanced) command could work incorrectly when the Compare Adjacent Lines Only option is enabled and only one column in a CSV document is selected.