Paginator that uses all available screen/window width
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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

#A wide-screen reading app

Use all available width to read (no editing).

demo showing how the app renders text at different widths

This repo is an example of a Freewheeling App, designed above all to be easy to run, easy to modify and easy to share.

#Getting started

Install LÖVE. It's just a 5MB download, open-source and extremely well-behaved.

To run from the terminal, pass this directory to LÖVE, optionally with a file path to edit.

$ path/to/love path/to/broadsheet.love path/to/file

Alternatively, turn it into a .love file you can double-click on:

$ zip -r /tmp/broadsheet.love *.lua

To load a file, drop it on the broadsheet.love window.

When restarting, broadsheet.love will load the file from the previous session by default.


To modify it live without restarting the app each time, download the driver app. Here's an example session with a different freewheeling app:

making changes without restarting the app

Some reference documentation on how to create your own apps.

If the app being modified by the driver lives in a .love file, your changes will go into the save directory. If it lives in a directory (like this repo), your changes will go straight into the same directory.

#Keyboard shortcuts

  • pgUp/pgDn to scroll
  • ctrl+f to find patterns within a file
  • ctrl+= to zoom in, ctrl+- to zoom out, ctrl+0 to reset zoom
  • mouse drag or shift + movement to select text, ctrl+a to select all, ctrl+c to copy selection to clipboard

#Known issues

  • No support yet for Unicode graphemes spanning multiple codepoints.

  • No support yet for right-to-left languages.

  • Can't scroll while selecting text with mouse.

  • No scrollbars yet. That stuff is hard.

#Mirrors and Forks

This repo is a fork of lines.love, an editor for plain text where you can also seamlessly insert line drawings. Its immediate upstream is the template repo for freewheeling apps. Updates to it can be downloaded from:

Further forks are encouraged. If you show me your fork, I'll link to it here.


Most appreciated.