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Highlight 3.6

Highlight was designed to offer a flexible but easy to use syntax highlighter for several output formats. Instead of hardcoding syntax or colouring information, all relevant data is stored in configuration scripts. These scripts may be altered or enhanced with plug-in scripts.

Feature list


  • highlighting of keywords, types, strings, numbers, escape sequences, comments, operators and preprocessor directives

  • coloured output in HTML, XHTML 1.1, RTF, TeX, LaTeX, SVG, BBCode and terminal escape sequences

  • supports referenced stylesheet files for HTML, LaTeX, TeX or SVG output

  • syntax elements are defined as regular expressions or plain string lists

  • customizable keyword groups

  • recognition of nested languages within a file

  • all configuration files are Lua scripts

  • supports user plug-in scripts

  • reformatting and indentation of C, C++, C# and Java source code

  • wrapping of long lines


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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

3.6 [11-11-11]

-updated astyle code to release 2.02-fixed --force option (thanks to Stefan Bühler)

Other versions : 3.5 3.4 3.3

v3.5 [06-18-11]

-updated astyle code to release 2.02-fixed --force option (thanks to Stefan Bühler)

v3.4 [04-03-11]

-added support for ABC, Algol, AS/400 CL, BCPL, Limbo, Gambas, JavaFX, RPG, Transact-SQL, PL/Perl, PL/Tcl, PL/Python, Charmm-fixed web plugins (Serendipity, DokuWiki, Wordpress)-fixed BBCode closing tag order-GUI: Updated Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric)

v3.3 [01-31-11]

-updated astyle code to release 2.01-fixed overwriting of files with the same name in recursive batch mode (thanks to Ramanathan U.)-added DataDir class to SWIG interface (patch by David Bremner)-added Andes theme (thanks to Roger Sperberg)-enabled deprecated @highlight pass-through (suggested by David Bremner)-dropped oceandeep theme-updated documentation

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The doDownload.com constantly monitors the update of all programs, including information from the Highlight 3.6 changelog file, however sometimes it can happen that data are not complete or are outdated.We assume that author continue's to develop 3.7 version with further advanced features, and soon you will be informed. Equally important 4.0 upgrades of the program we will continue to monitor. Full Highlight description has been compared with the overall software database and our algorithm has found the following applications (are showed below).