Org manual's solution for syntax highlighting of org-babel code blocks is to turn on native fontification with

(setq org-src-fontify-natively t)

works well for LaTeX code enclosed in blocks with

#+BEGIN_SRC latex

but not for blocks with:


See sample image

Is there a way to make both types of LaTeX source blocks use the same LaTeX syntax highlighting scheme/setting?

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In past I want did the same. So I found the answer by accident another day, funny.

I saw that you can do it with any org command prefixed with #+BEGIN by just writing a babel language name after it as we use with in #+BEGIN_SRC blocks. See yourself:


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