I am a moderator over at Economics.SE, where some users have requested that syntax highlighting be implemented for questions that use the r, Matlab, or python programming languages. As I understand (from Changes to syntax highlighting and What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?), this requires that a language hint be added to the tags on our site corresponding to these languages.

Could someone explain how I can add the language hint to these tags?

  • I'm not a mod myself but I recall that you should have that option on one of the tags pages, maybe on info. Ah found it here
    – rene
    Jul 22, 2015 at 13:11
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    And there is one other issue. Your site seems to only honoring MathJax as extension and not prettify as can be learned from the enabled markdown extensions in this site list.
    – rene
    Jul 22, 2015 at 13:18

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I have recently embarked on a similar exercise at a site I moderate in:

Any coding tags missing code language setting for syntax highlighting?

and I am building on some earlier work by a fellow moderator there at:

Syntax highlighting for pyqgis.

I am currently clarifying the reputation needed to suggest language hints for syntax highlighting at:

What reputation is needed to suggest language hints to be used for particular tags?

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