Help talk:Adding a new programming example

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Syntax Highlighting[edit]

I tried adding syntax coloring to Ada programs. The results were very disappointing. Some of the reserved words were highlighted. Some were not. All indentation was lost. Am I required to put the highlighting tags around each line individually, or should I be able to apply syntax highlighting to a whole block of text? -- Waldorf

Yeah, I'm not particularly impressed with the highlighter. It seems to give inconsistent results...It definitely needs work. You can put the <nowikie><highightSyntax></nowiki> tags around blocks of text. --Short Circuit 07:13, 21 February 2007 (EST)
The syntax highlighter needs a lot of work. I'm going to have to contact the author of the MediaWiki extension and the PHP beautifier package, to see if either of them know what can be done. --Short Circuit 08:12, 21 February 2007 (EST)
Still needing, and it should be made clearer how to insert highlighted code. Here you say to use the <code lang="LANG"> syntax, but often the <LANG> syntax is used... and when a language is not supportend, odd things happen (fixed here and there by enclosing the code with the pre tag) — ShinTakezou 13:08, 5 December 2008 (UTC)