Is there already a standard way for introducing syntax highlighting for a language (and tag) that did not previously have it?

I would like to have syntax highlighting for the tag, since code is sometimes hard to read without it.

  • The likely problem I foresee is that isabelle is only used by 24 questions. Though I wonder what the process is on a generic scale... – Danny Beckett Mar 13 '13 at 4:43
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    Well, my question is for the general case. How would one add syntax highlighting for a new language in general. (Only my motivation is specific to isabelle.) Also I did not expect anybody to write a syntax plug-in, more like, if I had a plug-in how could it be added to SO? – chris Mar 13 '13 at 5:00

That seems to be a rather obscure language. I doubt highlighting will be added for that anytime soon.

Besides, adding highlighting isn't in the hands of SE. SE uses the Prettify engine, which supports the languages listed here. I guess you could write an extension for it. (Not sure if SE would include it, seems like a lot of overhead for 24 questions)

  • I guess my question is in essence, whether SE would include such an extension, if it was provided. And once again, my question is not specific to isabelle. (Maybe I should remove that part from the question to improve it?) – chris Mar 13 '13 at 5:09
  • +1 @chris I guess it is a good question with a good answer. The first one might be better without being so specific. – Felipe Alameda A Mar 13 '13 at 5:11
  • @chris: I guess they would if there are >1000 good question on the tag. I guess :S – Manishearth Mar 13 '13 at 5:12

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