Here's my MWE:




% Local Variables:
% LaTeX-verbatim-environments-local: ("tscode")
% LaTeX-verbatim-macros-with-delims-local: ("tsinline")
% End:

I've verified the buffer is loading as LaTeX-mode and that the variables listed have the quoted values given as the file-local value, but fontlock is still incorrect after saving&reverting the buffer:


I've had this working before, but I'm not sure what changed in my configuration. I'm assuming no incompatible changes with AucTeX have been introduced in the last three months or so.


  • OT: what theme/font are you using?
    – Tyler
    Nov 29, 2018 at 19:31
  • @Tyler The font looks like DejaVu Sans Mono. (A bit late but it's resurrection time… :-) Apr 8, 2023 at 9:45
  • I can confirm it would've been DejaVu Sans Mono – as for the theme… that config is long gone, I'm afraid :-) Apr 11, 2023 at 13:28

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I can't reproduce what you're describing. Your example looks like this for me (with latest AUCTeX from ELPA):

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You can try to eval the form (font-latex-update-font-lock t) and see if it helps. Also, try to disable the theme you're using. Otherwise, check your config again.

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