Kile icon
Kile 2.9.91 under KDE 5.17
Stable release
2.1.3 / September 23, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-09-23)
Preview release
3.0b3 / October 19, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-19)
Written inC++ (KDELibs)
Operating systemCross-platform (Mac OS X and Linux, POSIX-compatible Microsoft Windows)
Available inMultilingual
TypeTeX/LaTeX editor

Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor to edit TeX/LaTeX source code. It runs on Unix-like systems including Mac OS X and Linux, as well as Microsoft Windows via the KDE on Windows initiative, with the Qt and KDE libraries installed.

Name and Pronunciation

Kile means tickle or wedge in Norwegian, the native language of some of the Qt developers.[citation needed] As such, its proper pronunciation is /kiːlə/ and not /kaɪl/.


Kile has many useful features needed to edit TeX/LaTeX source code, such as:[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Kile Features". Kile - an Integrated LaTeX Environment. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Kile – integrated LaTeX editing environment". LinuxLinks. Retrieved 18 August 2019.