IDLE won't wrap lines of text

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at
Mon Feb 21 03:51:38 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 18:32, Rhodri James <rhodri at> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:41:12 -0000, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores at>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 16:31, Rhodri James <rhodri at>
>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:56:45 -0000, Richard D. Moores
>>> <rdmoores at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Vista
>>>> Python 3.1.3
>>>> I can't figure out how to get IDLE to wrap text pasted in from, say, a
>>>> newspaper article. Usually, a each paragraph will appear as one long
>>>> unwrapped line, with no way to read the whole line, because no
>>>> horizontal bar is created. I haven't found anything about this in
>>>> either the options or the help.
>>> I hate to ask, but why are you doing this?  IDLE isn't a general-purpose
>>> editor, it's a programming editor specifically for Python, and as such
>>> it's
>>> entirely appropriate for it to discourage overly long lines.
>> Take a look at <>
> I see.  I'd recommend the approach of sticking your source data in a
> separate text file (using a text editor rather than IDLE) in any case;
> it's much less of a pain to change what you are working on that way.

Problem is I know of no text editor that can handle Japanese.



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