In emacs, the text quoted between `` and '' are highlighted as green. It comes in handy sometimes. I believe should be possible to also do it in latex. But I don't know how.

I checked the tex.vim in $RUNTIME/syntax folder. It appeared to me that the closest thing related to such quotes are texString, texStyleStatement, which are both highlighted by default. But in my file between the quotes are unhighlighted text. Were I mistaken? Is it something else that represents the quoted text? Or is it not defined in tex.vim?


In my custom VIM syntax file I have:

syntax region MyString start="'" end="'"
highlight link MyString String

Maybe that will work for you?

  • No, it didn't. I used syntax region DoubleQuote start="``" end="''", and linked DoubleQuote to String like you suggested. It stilll didn't highlight quotes. – Chong Feb 2 '16 at 8:15

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