Questions tagged [syntax-highlighting]

is the feature of displaying text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the meaning of different terms.

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org-mode code block parentheses highlighting mismatch [duplicate]

How to fix wrong highlighting? "The reason for the mismatch is the code contains an angled bracket ("<") which is treated as a matching paren." More info here org-mode code block parentheses ...
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How can I get Tex-latex-mode style inline math fontification in Org mode?

I enjoy the inline math fontification that the AucTeX TeX-latex-mode provides – both the theme-responsive coloring and visual indication for sub- and super-scripted math. I have worked in plain ...
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How to disable semantic highlighting in lsp-mode?

Language server mode has a variable for semantic highlighting lsp-ht, I would like to disable all syntax highlighting in lsp-mode, is this possible. (setq lsp-enable-links nil) (setq lsp-enable-...
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sh-mode: Correctly indent and highlight inside bash's subshell substitution $()?

I noticed that bash will correctly apply syntax highlighting inside the subshell substitution in VALUE="Hello $(echo World)." But when creating a more complicated value, e.g. VALUE="Hello $( ...
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Show @ symbol in different color in clojure mode

I want to show @ symbols (meaning dereference) in red in clojure-mode. How do I do that?
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Improving org-block-begin-line, splitting in several faces

The face org-block-begin-line allows to customize the first line of the following block #+BEGIN_SRC lang :var arg1=1 arg2=2 ... #+END_SRC However, I would like to customize the faces within the line,...
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Refresh code indentation over a region

I have this: #!/usr/bin/bash while read f; do { #Try echo "$f" } || { # Catch printf "error" } done < "${1:-/dev/stdin}"; And I would like this in one ...
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How to highlight references of local functions and variables?

I want my local function names (those declared in the current file and picked by font-lock-function-name-face) and my variable names (font-lock-variable-name-face) to be highlighted across the whole ...
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Chinese Text commentary syntax highlighting

Plain text inherited from ctext.org contain the following syntax: {{...}} 堯年十六,以唐侯升為天子,遂以為號。{{《論語·泰伯》疏 案曰:堯典正義云:徧檢書傳無帝堯卽位之年,則此似非伏生大傳文,疑出書緯。}} 辯章百姓。{{見《毛詩·采菽》正義、《史記·五帝紀》索隱、《後漢書》注}} ...
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Are comment style flags insufficient to separate SQL comments?

I am trying to understand why SQL mode accepts -* as a comment block start. In sql.el, I read: (defvar sql-mode-syntax-table (let ((table (make-syntax-table))) ;; C-style comments /**/ ... ...
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Why does sql-mode think -* starts a block comment?

While typing in a SQL mode buffer, I noticed that -* starts a block comment. Why? It happens whenever I type an asterisk/star character (ASCII 42) directly after a simple dash/hyphen/minus character (...
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org-babel for vimscript or most similar language

Since I couldn't find anything as per title, does anyone know what org-babel language could be used as workaround? Currently I surround code blocks with #+begin_src sh, though in particular the ...
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How to highlight the current scope with C family languages?

While it's possible to highlight a block using the character under the cursor, is there a way to highlight the scope of the current cursor? I'm interested in something like QtCreator's block-...
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Highlight some specific text in Emacs

I am using web-mode for my php files: http://web-mode.org/ And I call often a php function which looks like this: __lg('Some text here', 'Global', NULL, FALSE); This function can be call with only ...
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how to disable multiline highlighting for org-emphasis?

Be default, org-emphasis can span across 2 lines (but not 3), e.g., the words "is an" is highlighted as bold in the following example: This *is an* example. I don't want that kind of highlighting, i....
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hl-line-mode interferes with custom syntax highlighting [duplicate]

Recently, using fic-mode as reference, I implemented a way for words like TODO, etc. to be highlighted. Here is the code: (defun todo/pos-in-doc-or-comment-region-p (pos) (memq (get-char-property ...
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Migrate Webstorm Code Highlighting

I am currently using Webstorm as my daily driver but I am trying to look into Emacs and possibly transition. One of the most important things to me that I have spent the last 3 years on was to ...
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highlight-regexp groups for syntax highlighting

I want to highlight certain words to a color using highlight-regexp. The words I want to highlight are "fn", "let", "mut", etc. for rust development. The code I have so far is this: (add-hook '...
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How to prevent emacs from fontifying empty part of the line?

As an example, if I start a one line comment: ;; Comment⏎ Emacs will fontify the the whole line, from the beginning of line, occupying the entire width of the window, as comment. This can be made ...
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Changing colors of text between two pre-specified markers

I am editing some TeX files, in emacs in which contains lots of text between @{ and @} markers. Is it possible to modify TeX's highlighting so that text between those brackets get colored in yellow, ...
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Limitations of latex mode inline math syntax highlighting

My Problems: In latex major mode (not Latex major mode), syntax highlighting works okay for line 1, but not for line 2. line 1 : my hypothesis is $a^2 + b^2 = c^2.$ line 2 : my hypothesis is \(a^2 ...
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Custom verbatim environments/macros in AucTeX

Here's my MWE: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{tscode}{}{} \def\tscode|#1|{} \begin{document} \tsinline|efwe| \begin{tscode} efihw$feiw$ \end{tscode} \end{document} % Local Variables: % ...
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Syntax highlight strings in compilation-mode

Is it possible to activate syntax highlighting for strings in compilation mode? Sometimes the compilation error output of some C++ linter is quite unreadable. Lengthy types and function definitions ...
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EMACS doesn't grey out comments

When I comment out code with combination of /* and */ in JavaScript nothing happens with text and it stays the same color. (You can see it in second part of code, one that is not grayed out but is ...
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How to re-enable syntax highlighting of code that have been disabled by #if preprocessor statements

Code between #if SYMBOL and #endif is greyed out in cc-mode if the SYMBOL has not been defined within the current file. The project that I´m currently working on has a common code base for Mac and ...
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Using org-mode for writing. Would like text in quotes to be highlighted and also character names

I'm using org-mode to write a novel and I would like to have any text between "quotes" to be a different color, just to be able to easily see when a character is talking. Also, if I could have a ...
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Syntax highlighting not working in Emacs (in Python mode)

When I Python-mode I have noticed that occasionally my syntax highlighting is not working. I have noticed this when using the Cyberpunk theme as well as the Tango-Dark theme. Closing and reopening ...
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Export org-mode code blocks with minted style

I am trying to export org-mode source blocks to pdf via Latex and I use minted to get syntax highlighting. My org file looks like this: #+latex_header: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %% For unicode ...
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Dynamic syntax highlighting (font-lock-mode) stops working in emacs 25.3

About 15-20 minutes into using emacs my syntax highlighting stops dynamically updating. Instead any new text just uses the color of the text right before it. Any ideas on how to debug this issue or ...
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Highlight matching quotes

Is it possible to highlight matching quotes as show-paren-mode does with parentheses? The characters I'm looking to highlight are "dumb" quotes, both single (Unicode: apostrophe, U+0027) and double (...
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Fix org-mode agenda highlighting

I'm having an issue with highlighting in Org agenda: Can't make the link and tags Gray when the item is marked as Done. I've tried to play with different properties of the font-lock definition, but ...
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Preventing syntax highlighting in the wrap-prefix

When Emacs wraps long lines, is there a way to prevent the wrap prefix from having syntax highlighting (font-lock) or any such special properties? Specifically, I have the following settings: ;; ...
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org-mode only highlights some source blocks, not all

I write my emacs configuration file in org mode, which works fine, only that org-mode does not highlight some source blocks. I set (setq org-src-fontify-natively t), but this only seems to take ...
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Search based fontification not working

In trying to learn Emacs Lisp on Emacs 25.3.1, I decided to implement a minimal version of fic-mode. Following is the code: (defun todo/pos-in-doc-or-comment-region-p (pos) (memq (get-char-property ...
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Auto highlighting text when paste a new content

This is my first post here. I have Emacs installed at work and at home. The functionality is slightly different when I use highlighting and I cannot figure out which options to change. At work, I ...
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How to syntax highlight Python f-strings so {…} uses regular code colors?

Python 3.6 supports F strings, eg: So: print(f'Test {} me!'.format(2 + 2)) Can be written as: print(f'Test {2 + 2} me!') Which print's Test 4 me, Is there a way to adjust emacs syntax ...
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Detect missing > html emacs web-mode

Hello I am new to Emacs and I am currently using it for web development projects. I am currently using Laravel and VueJS on my development. I search online what is the best major mode for this web ...
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Highlight a buffer with custom programming language syntax

I have files which are not .py but they are python code. I want to highlight them as if they were python files. How can I do that.
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org-mode batch export: Missing syntax highlighting

I'm having issues achieving any syntax highlighting in the results of the following command: emacs nix.org --batch -f org-html-export-to-html --kill I know this question has been asked a few times ...
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Why does text surrounded by tildes in org mode turn grey

I noticed that text surrounded by tildes in org-mode turns grey (as least in my colour theme, and I assume the colour changes in others as well). What is that about?
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Hide region from syntax highlighting and indentation

c++-mode does not handle the C++17 R"delim()delim" string literals. Is there a way to mark a region (via comments?) so it will not be syntax highlighted and will not confuse the indenter?
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How to highlight graphql template literals (gql) in js(x) files?

Inside of a jsx file, I want to use a gql template literal to define GraphQL queries. Could I in emacs make that section of the jsx file highlight graphql syntax, instead of just showing it as a ...
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Can I highlight Lisp like this?

I'm using Spacemacs, and I REALLY love how Dr. Racket background highlights parentheses as you move around. I'm wondering if I can do this in Emacs instead of this God forsaken "rainbow delimiters" ...
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how to highlight imported functions in python code?

python-mode or elpy-mode in Emacs only highlight the basic Python library functions. If you work a lot with other libraries like numpy and matplotlib, would be nice to have these functions and ...
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Highlight labels/flet/macrolet definitions in lisp-mode

I found this solution (https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2012-03/msg00322.html, fully cited below), but it isn't working as expected. It highlights only the first definition inside labels/...
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How can I make syntax-propertize skip part of the buffer?

In SPARQL, comments starts with a # and follows to the end of the line. The problem is that URI's, which is a big part of SPARQL, can also contain #, but then they are not the start of a comment. Like ...
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How to highlight fragments of source and example blocks within an org-mode buffer itself

This is a variation on the theme of How to <mark> code fragments in org-export. Here the question is about making portions of src and example blocks stand out (preferably without breaking the ...
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How to export babel source blocks with syntax highlighting to ODT in org-mode in Emacs 27?

In Emacs 27, babel source blocks do not export syntax highlighting to ODT format. The same org document is exported as expected in Emacs 25. Versions: GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-...
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Default syntax highlighting as in “emacs -Q”

I want to use the syntax highlighting that you get when running emacs -Q. If I run emacs -q, or run Emacs with no ~/.emacs file existent, or not load any custom theme, I get a dark-backgrounded color ...
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How to place asterisks in beginning and end of lines in a marked region?

I use org-mode a a lot and take notes in Org files. I like to sometimes highlight some important text. I colored bold to be red but it doesn't span multiple lines. And I couldn't get that to work ...