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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Automatically highlight elements in an XML buffer

I spend a lot of time in XML buffers using nxml-mode (Emacs 26). Out of hundreds of XML elements, I am only interested in one or two. How can I have Emacs always show the XML elements I'm interested ...
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Emacs font style and colorisation

I am used to Emacs under Windows 10 and trying to switch to Ubuntu. My Windows 10 Emacs font is M-x describe-font: name (opened by): -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-13-*-*-*-c-*-...
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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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Highlighting upcoming dates in org mode agenda

I have entries in my org file similar to: * Birthdays :PROPERTIES: :CATEGORY: birthday :END: %%(org-anniversary 1981 1 2) Harry (%d) What I would like is for these to appear in the agenda (say) 2 ...
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How to highlight digit groups of 3 in numerals?

I find it very useful to visually distinguish every 3 digit group of numbers in source code so that I can read it. For example something if I see 1000000 it is fairly easy to see that this is 1M ...
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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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How does org-mode implement syntax highlighting for code blocks?

How does org-mode implement syntax highlighting for code blocks? More specifically, for a C file, does it use cc-mode or does it have its own algorithm? For example, if I have this org file: test.org: ...
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How to auto highlight buffer or region in web-mode?

I'm using web-mode 13.1.25, but was until today on 12.x with the same issue. It seems I need to continually choose Highlight buffer (C-c C-h) as otherwise, certain functions misbehave. These steps ...
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font-lock keywords and syntax-table mutually interfering

I would like to define something that font-locks a bit like a new sort of string-literal/comment. I might write: (font-lock-add-keywords 'emacs-lisp-mode (list '("<<.*>>" 0 'my-custom-...
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Different face for checked-off items in plain lists?

Q: how can I get a different face for checked-off items in org plain lists? I use org-mode's plain lists a lot: - [X] item 1 - [ ] item 2 - [ ] item 3 - [ ] item 4, with a whole lot of text that ...
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syntax highlighting in ranger

I've been playing around with ranger in emacs and I'm really liking it for browsing new codebases. I would like to get syntax highlighting working, as it does when using ranger in a terminal. I'm not ...
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Highlight current line without changing colours

I use (global-hl-line-mode 1) in order to highlight the current line. This changes the text colours of the highlighted line. Is it possible to highlight while keeping the current syntax highlighting ...
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Scilab-mode syntax highlighting

I'm trying to install (and run) scilab-mode, but the syntax highlighting does not work when I open .sci or .sce file. I use the exact configuration described in the scilab.el package. https://www....
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AUCTeX fontification for any command: overkill?

Reading the AUCTeX manual I see that it is possible to add expressions to those one wants to highlight in a .tex file. There are also many specific suggestions around for how to add specific commands ...
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Markdown and Latex highlighting (font lock) in R Markdown file

I am using polymode to edit rmarkdown files. Exporting to e.g. pdf is super simple and works very well. R code chunks are also properly highlighted. But: I do quite often use latex code inside (r)...
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In Spacemacs, in a Perl or Go file, is there a way to get syntax highlighting for SQL strings?

For heredocs and backtick strings in Perl or Go code respectively, I would like to get SQL syntax highlighting. Can this be done?
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Syntax highlighting fails on clone-indirect-buffer-other-window

I normally use indirect buffers while I edit python code in python-mode, I create them by running clone-indirect-buffer-other-window. While the syntax highlighting of the main buffer looks just fine, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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ESS Syntax Highlighting for Negative Numbers?

I know how to set coloring for an interactive R session in ESS + Emacs for all numbers. Is there a way to drill down further and set different colors for negative numbers?
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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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Syntax highlight doxygen comments in C/C++? (c-doc-comment-style)

Is it possible to syntax highlight doxygen in C/C++ code? QtCreator and Vim both support basic highlighting so \param, \note... etc are highlighted differently.
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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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Extending org-mode with more markups

I want to add a markup and formatting for such markup, i.e. <kbd>...</kbd> with a box surrounds such markup. I also want the mark up to be compatible with (setq org-hide-emphasis-markers t)...
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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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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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Exporting highlighted source code to pdf in Org-Mode

I'm trying to export some python code with syntax highlighted to a pdf, from org-mode. Even though I can export to html without any issues I could not find a way to export it to pdf. n.b. I'm using ...
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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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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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How can I nest one syntax table in another?

I've written a simple mode for handling JSON. It uses the derived machinery to re-use most of json-mode's code. However one addition is you can insert elisp into the JSON text which is evaluated at ...
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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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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 (...