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Simple text editor for Linux with support for coloring individual words

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I'm looking for a text processor that can color specific words, just like Microsoft Wordpad can (select a word -> click the color button -> choose a color), but for a GNU/Linux system.

I have considered Libreoffice but it is too big and requires installing 60 dependencies. Since all I want is to color words — no font changing, no inserting images, no fancy layouts and whatnot —, it's just overkill. Similarly with Latex.

Vim can color words matching patterns, but not individual words. For example, :match Label /codidact/ would color every occurrence of "codidact".

Any suggestion of a simple word processor with coloring support, TUI (preferred) or GUI, is appreciated.

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Thanks to Samcarter for suggesting Abiword!

It does quite more than just coloring text, but it's much lighter than Libreoffice (I only had to install two dependencies).

Files can be saved in various formats, such as Abiword, plain text, PDF, doc and Postscript.

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