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Gwrite/Wordpad equivalent?

Of course, Ubuntu comes with text editors and word processors -- the 
former can be extremely lightweight (or not), and the latter is 
generally extremely heavyweight.  There used to be an app in the middle, 
though -- the Wordpad equivalent, for Linux.  Pretty sure it was Gwrite, 
which seems to have ceased development in '11 or so.

Nutshell: looking for a stupid lightweight word processor.  Don't care 
if it opens .DOC files.  Don't care if it publishes to .HTML.  
Basically, I want a text editor with fonts and a UI, for those times 
when I don't want to trade 37.4 TB of system RAM for a few hundred words 
of proportional-spaced stuff written in a GUI on-screen.

Anything out there?