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Source code to HTML, XHTML, RTF, TeX, or LaTeX converter

Highlight is a universal source code to HTML, XHTML, RTF, TeX, or LaTeX converter. (X)HTML output is formatted by Cascading Style Sheets. It supports Bash, C, C++, C#, COBOL, Java, Perl, PHP, and 40 more programming and markup languages. It is also possible to easily enhance the parsing database.


English user manual available in HTML format from http://www.andre-simon.de/doku/highlight/highlight_en.html; German user manual available in HTML format from http://www.andre-simon.de/doku/highlight/highlight.html; Spanish user manual available in HTML format from http://www.andre-simon.de/doku/highlight/highlight_es.html



version 3.34 (stable)
released on 27 December 2016


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Janet Casey

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7 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Andre Simon Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:andre.simon1@gmx.de
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/highlight
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/highlight
R (Ref)https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/highlight

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.


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