Syntax coloring code in JavaScript

Monday 3 January 2005This is over 18 years old. Be careful.

Alex Gorbatchev has another solution to the problem of syntax-coloring code snippets on blogs: ship the whole problem over to the browser, then do the coloring in JavaScript. It’s a very interesting solution, and the JavaScript code itself is very cool.

What I need is syntax coloring that can handle true Unicode characters. I don’t know whether JavaScript regexes can do it. I’ve been using SilverCity, but have been thinking about a new solution. Maybe client-side JavaScript is the way to go.


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