Discourse Solidity syntax highlighting

We don’t have proper syntax highlighting for Solidity code blocks. I tried highlightjs-solidity but for some reason it didn’t work.

Has anyone seen Solidity syntax highlighting in a Discourse forum so we can ask how they set it up?

Have you tried asking around in https://ethereum-magicians.org/?

Good suggestion but there doesn’t seem to be Solidity highlighting there either.

What was the solution as there is some highlighting in the forum?

I didn’t see Solidity as one of the languages in https://highlightjs.org/

pragma solidity ^0.5.0;

contract DoggoToken is ERC20, ERC20Detailed, ERC20Mintable, ERC20Burnable {

    constructor(
        string name,
        string symbol,
        uint8 decimals
    )
        ERC20Burnable()
        ERC20Mintable()
        ERC20Detailed(name, symbol, decimals)
        ERC20()
        public
    {}
}
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@abcoathup No solution yet! :disappointed:

The highlighting that you see is a random one that highlightjs is detecting. It seems to be C#.

I would love for us to fix this. We should try highlightjs-solidity again. I may have been doing something wrong.

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I asked the creator of highlightjs-solidity https://twitter.com/abcoathup/status/1127827530432385024 but he wasn’t able to advise.

I have asked in the meta discourse. https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-to-get-solidity-syntax-highlighting/117774 the response was to do a PR to highlightjs to get Solidity added as a language and then Discourse would add it to an update.

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highlightjs-solidity needs an update

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It seems like there’s an alternative. (Ignore that the tityle says “Hack”, the link is to the comment with the official way to do it.)

This is what I tried back then but couldn’t get to work. It’s worth trying it once more IMO.

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I have started on a PR for highlightjs Issue #2047 to add the Solidity language.

According to a maintainer of highlightjs

https://github.com/highlightjs/highlight.js/pull/2051#issuecomment-499711780
Solidity should stay in it’s own repo :slight_smile: we are splitting out the languages.

I haven’t found out how to get the https://github.com/highlightjs/highlightjs-solidity/ repo picked up by Discourse.

Discourse support have provided instructions on how to do this:

As an aside haltman-at has updated the syntax highlighting in the hightlightjs-solidity repo https://github.com/highlightjs/highlightjs-solidity/pull/5