An Emacs port of the Vim port of the Monokai color scheme for TextMate.
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"Molokai"? Like "Monokai"?

Indeed. This color theme is based on Tomas Restrepo's Molokai color scheme for Vim, which is based on a darker variant by Hamish Stuart Macpherson of the Monokai theme by Wimer Hazenberg for TextMate.

That means nothing to me.

Pretty colors.

Will it make things look funny?

Probably not. Maybe. Keep reading.

Here are some things that won't look funny:

  • Font-lock (or "syntax highlighting", to sane people).
  • The mode-line and minibuffer.
  • Isearch.
  • Icomplete.
  • MuMaMo.
  • Outline-mode.
  • Markdown-mode.
  • diffs.

Cool! How do I use it?

Save the color-theme-molokai.el file to YOUR_EMACS_PLUGIN_DIRECTORY, then add the following to your .emacs:

(load "~/YOUR_EMACS_PLUGIN_DIRECTORY/color-theme-molokai.el")

Do I need anything special?

Sure. Emacs, of course (this was tested with GNU Emacs 23.1.1, but I imagine old version 22 releases would work, too). You'll also need color theme support.

This sucks!

My apologies! If there's something you think should be better, please report it. In particular, I'm sure it doesn't cover all possible use cases: someone is bound to find something that isn't themed and looks atrocious. If you are that someone, please let me know!

If the cool, dark background doesn't suit you, you might try the warmer variant almost-monokai.

Anything else you want to tell me?

It doesn't support C-x M-c M-butterfly.

Drat. Can I fix that?

Feel free! In fact:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

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but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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