[Geany-Users] Editor customization Q?

John Yeung gallium.arsenide at xxxxx
Mon Apr 25 04:00:44 UTC 2016

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 7:49 PM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 April 2016 at 06:01, R.Mariotti <r.mariotti at fdcx.net> wrote:
>> As my eyes get older and more tired I am having difficulty seeing the
>> differences between a single quote and double quote characters.
> There is no way of having the different quotes different colours.  It
> would require special code in the upstream Scintilla editing widget
> that does the syntax detection for highlighting.  I doubt it would be
> accepted.

Well, there is clearly *something* in Scintilla that can distinguish
between the two quote characters, because the C/C++ and Python lexers
for SciTE have single-quotes as a separate style from double-quotes.
(No doubt other lexers do as well, but I have personally used those

So if it is difficult to add to Geany, it is due to design decisions
within Geany. I'm not saying Geany has a bad design, or that Scintilla
makes it easy. I just know that it is possible with Scintilla.

John Y.

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