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Syntax highlighting is a feature of text editors that displays text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms.

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SublimeText Markdown Extended add Roman Number Highlighting

In this question, I've inquired about how to highlight more than one markdown list punctuation item. I now want to extend the highlighting to roman numbers as well, because those are supported by ...
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SublimeText 3 Syntax Highlighting Markdown List Asterisk

I installed the packages MarkdownExtended and MonokaiExtended, which gives me an already quite good highlighting for markdown files. However, being a perfectionist, I want to color the asterisks of ...
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Atom Editor change bracket, brace colour?

I want to use the solarized-light theme for Atom Editor I managed to change the background colour, and can't find where to change the bracket, brace colours I tried .brace { color: hsl(168, 100%, 65%...
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yml file syntax highlighting with Sublime Text

How can I get proper syntax highlighting in yml files, such as users.yml with Sublime Text. As of now there is no highlighting, even erroneous things such as # symbols in string interpolation being ...
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php end tag in strings breaks vim syntax highlighting

I have the following line a long PHP file: preg_match_all("/<.*?>/", $rows[2],$tmp); and after the ?> in this line the syntax highlighting in vim is gone for the rest of the file. How can I ...
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How to make vim syntax highlight quoted text in .tex file?

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 $...
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vim finding all extensions associated with a filetype

How can I find all file extensions that will use specific filetype (highlighting)? For example I know that both ".xml" and ".xmi" files will by opened as "xml" filetype, however I would like to find ...
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Vim: How to highlight every second line?

Is it possible to set up syntax highlighting in vim to highlight every second row?
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How can I highlight .htaccess code in Notepad++?

How can I highlight .htaccess code? I downloaded this XML file and I copy and pasted file content to userDefinedLanguage.xml inside my install directory. According to the documentation found here I ...
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How change the appearance of the programme in Notepad++

When doing Python or Java programming or using any other programming language How to change the appearance of the code, meaning as far as I can see, at a time only the appearance of one element(...
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How to get vim syntax highlighting to work?

I cannot get vim syntax highlighting to work on a suse box. I have (only this two lines) in my ~/.vimrc filetype plugin on syntax on If I open a shell script with .sh an do :set filetype? I get ...
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vim - syntastic is highlighting valid syntax

I've just installed syntastic and it's all over the place. Variables are errors, imports are errors, modules don't have dot operator, you name it. What can I do about this ?! (I would've included an ...
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Highlight if-else-endif structures in Vim

Is there a way to highlight if-else-endif structures in Vim on demand based on their 'level' in the overall program hierarchy? I.e. I want something like if <<< highlight in red foo else &...
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How do you enable syntax highlighting in visual studio 2015?

In VS2013 when I selected a word or letter or number etc... I would get a purple highlight throughout my file. The first image is an example of VS2013 code highlighting: This image is the same code ...
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Disable xemacs modes and highlighting

How can i disable all the modes in XEmacs that change the appearance or behaviour of my text files? All i want from XEmacs is to just show the text and make changes according to my keyboard input and ...
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Create a User Defined Language combining 2 languages in Notepad++

I want to have syntax highlighting for Volt, the Phalcon template engine, in Notepad++. The closest I have found online is this one for Twig which seems very similar, so I think perhaps that the idea ...
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Notepad++ variable name syntax highlight

How to add syntax highlight color to local function scope variable, and also block scope variable when using the let keyword, so I can clearly see local from global variables. JavaScript language ...
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Set Notepad++ to enable syntax highlighting for files without extensions?

I'd like to set Notepad++ to enable Ruby syntax highlighting via the Style Configuration for a file without an extension, in this case, Vagrantfile. Any way to accomplish this? Note that other ...
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Pipe to less but keep the highlighting

Is it possible to pipe output (e.g. dmesg) to a command like less (or equivalent) and keep the text highlighting used by the original command? example: on the left dmesg | less on the right dmesg
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Sublime Text: Why regex in syntax highlighting does not work?

In Sublime Text 3, a default syntax highlighting rule paints a SQL SELECT just fine if it's in the same line, but not if it's in the next line: vs After reading this question I opened the PHP ...
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notepad++ - Applying CSS styles for SCSS files?

In Notepad++, I have some SCSS files for which I would like the syntax to be highlighted like CSS files are. How do I do this in Notepad++? In other words, I would like to apply the same styles to ...
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How to highlight PHP, HTML & JavaScript at same time with Notepad++?

The file extension and language is PHP, and need to highlight HTML and JavaScript at the same time with the main language PHP in Notepad++ Example of code to highlight: <?php $form_name = '...
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Extend vim's syntax highlighting for only *some* files?

Our software has many .xml configuration files. Vim colors these files, using e.g. /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/xml.vim. But can we customize the coloring for just these files, and not for all .xml ...
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Dreamweaver: Auto-correct

In Notepad++ when you type a wrong tag or a wrong word, the color will stay black instead of blue. How do you set up this preference in Dreamweaver CC? Thanks.
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How to make Geany highlight smarty block comments?

How to make Geany highlight smarty block comments ? Smarty block comments are: start {* end *} Thanks.
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How does vim know to syntax-color .hgrc?

With syntax on, vim syntax-highlights my ~/.hgrc file. How does vim recognize this file? How can I get vim to apply the same syntax coloring to a differently-named file?
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IntelliJ / WebStorm Editor Colors not showing correctly

I'm running WebStorm 10.0.2, and for an unknown reason someday my CoffeeScript code started showing only some highlighting. I have no idea of what's going on since the settings seems to be fine. ...
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What sublime text 3 language works with json like code?

Sublime Text 3 works great for editing, however it doesn't seem to have support for json like languages that use comments. For example: HCL (hashicorp language) is compatible with json, but also ...
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Mutt: let vim handle syntax highlighting when viewing plain text attachment

I use mutt for e-mail and I let vim handle plain text attachments. In my ~/.mailcap I have text/plain; view %s ; needsterminal That works fine, but it removes all syntax highlighting. I often ...
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No function name highlighting in this special case

if I write a function in the following way: int foo(int bar) {} Sublime highlights foocorrectly. However, in this case: int foo (int bar) {} foo loses all highlighting. One of the things I ...
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How to limit keyword highlighting when they appear in variable names

I imported a custom language for PL/SQL into Notepad++, and I'm trying to fine-tune the syntax highlighting. I've enabled code folding for multi-line comments, and changed the background colour on ...
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How to change syntax for a specific folder in Sublime Text 3

I write JS projects in ES5 and ES6. I installed Babel-Sublime for highlighting Babel supported code. Now, I open a .js file written in ES6, goto "View -> syntax -> Open all with current extension as : ...
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Vim-SyntaxHighlight: Custom Syntax Highlighting With Vim

I'm trying to make my own syntax highlighting for vim. I was following the instructions in here (first answer) but I need to set a group for import and pack, and another group for func, lib, group. ...
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How to make vim truly reopen a file as a cpp file?

I have a file filename.fs with C-like syntax content. Vim opens it as a Forth source, and I use :set syntax=cpp to get the correct highlighting. But later when I try to jump between words I encounter ...
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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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Vim: Change color of window counter in tab line

How do you change the color of the window counter that VIM displays in the tab bar. I'm familiar with how to set highlighting on groups, what group applies to it? Below is an image of a vim session, ...
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Customise HTML-Kit Tools syntax highlighting

I'm using HTML-Kit tools to edit a PHP site. The syntax highlighting's really helpful, but it would be good if I could edit it, specifically so that my custom functions would be highlighted (as ...
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How do I change the hilighted length of git commit-messages in vim?

I'm of the opinion that the orthodox 50-character limit on git commit messages is absolutely ridiculous. (Primarily because I think using an 80-character wide Terminal in 2015 is equally ridiculous.) :...
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how to set .vim color scheme to vim editor OS X

I downloaded some .vim color scheme files in github and moved them by sudo mv ~.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors then I wrote colorscheme ~.vim in vimrc. The original schemes already existed, are ...
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Multiple color schemes in a notepad++ text document containing multiple languages

I understand how to associate a color scheme to a certain file type, but i often run into the case where I have a shell script that is a wrapper for an SQL script. My question is can you select ...
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Vim `cpp` Syntax highlighter prematurely ends macros mid-word

FINAL EDIT: I have "manually migrated" this question to the new Vi(m) SE site: https://vi.stackexchange.com/q/2219/1060 My Vim syntax highlighter for ft=cpp is prematurely ending some macros mid-line....
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How to configure Sublime Text 2?

So I want my Sublime Text 2 to look like this. To that end, I installed the corresponding theme and font (DejaVuSansMono). But no matter what I do, a/ the font doesn't change to what I want it to ...
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How to permanently correct syntax highlighting after “?>”?

In Vim, I have a PHP script that contains a line similar to the following: $return = "<?xml attributes=\"values\" ?>"; Normally, the ?> characters will close an opening <?php tag, ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Column-based Language

I am working with files that have a specific character layout, i.e. bytes 1-10 bytes11-20 FirstName LastName FirstName LastName Is there anyway to specify a language that highlights or ...
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Syntax highlight in SublimeText 2

How do I get Sublime Text 2 to highlight syntax of a language? I tried everything I could find but none of that bore any fruit. Thanks
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Turning on color syntax highlighting in Emacs

I recently installed Emacs 24.3.93.1 on Cygwin. When I first opened code in it, I got a sort of black-and-white syntax highlighting - keywords were white, function names in declarations were black on ...
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creating a simple vim syntax highlighting

i have a simple sort of a database file which consists only of entries in the following format variable=value i want to create a simple vim syntax highlighting for it and set it for specific file ...
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How to syntax highlight python scripts in PHP storm

I tried installing this script but then got this error message: I'm hoping for an answer that's similar to this one but for python instead of ruby.
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Notepad++ syntax highlighting sql within php file

I love Notepad++, partly because of its syntax highlighting: in a .php file, it will highlight <script> blocks as javascript, <style> blocks as css and <?php blocks as php. Ideally you'...