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From: Christopher Dimech <dimech@gmx.com>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Highlighting and Background Colour for Source Code
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 07:13:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <trinity-71074695-c62e-425b-8773-e9ec545bf72d-1620709991901@3c-app-mailcom-bs03> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zgx1c1a4.fsf@gmail.com>

> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 4:50 PM
> From: "Tim Cross" <theophilusx@gmail.com>
> To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
> Subject: Re: Highlighting and Background Colour for Source Code
> Christopher Dimech <dimech@gmx.com> writes:
> > Currently currently handles the highlighting of programming languages through
> > "Code Blocks".  Could org-mode have the capability of highlighting a whole buffer
> > with a particular language highlight typeface.
> >
> Sorry, I don't quite understand what exactly your asking for?

Suppose I have an elisp file and I change to org-mode by hitting "M-x org-mode".
The code does not get highlighted because it is not embedded within org-babel

If I have a programming language file with some org-mode heading commands in it,
and change to org-mode, it would be neat to have language highlighting available.

> > I have also seen that within code blocks, the background is uses a colour that is
> > different from the background colour of the buffer.  Is there a capability that
> > the code block background is set to the buffer background colour.
> I think more often than not, this is determined by the Emacs colour
> theme your using. I've noticed that some themes colour src block
> backgrounds differently from the rest of the buffer background and some
> don't. I noticed this because I do like src blocks to have a different
> background and some of the themes I like fail to do this, so I had to
> customize them.

It is certainly useful but not always.  Outline could have a switch, that
toggles between highlight and no-highlight.

> You can try customizing your theme. Have a look at
> M-x list-colors-display
> to see a list of all the faces being used. Look for ones with your theme
> name or a name which looks like it might be the background face for src
> blocks (you can also see the colours and look for that. Once you have
> made the changes, look at
> M-x customize-theme
> and save your changes as a new customized theme.
> --
> Tim Cross

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-11  5:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10  3:48 Highlighting and Background Colour for Source Code Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11  4:50 ` Tim Cross
2021-05-11  5:13   ` Christopher Dimech [this message]
2021-05-11  5:50     ` Tim Cross
2021-05-11  6:39       ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-12 12:08     ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-05-12 12:11       ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-12 12:27         ` Christopher Dimech

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