Last Change: 2014 Dec 18
Niji (Rainbow) is yet another rainbow parentheses plugin for Vim. It’s good for
Common Lisp, Scheme and Clojure — with two colour schemes — out-of-the-box.
Just install, and you’re good to go. The filetypes, matching characters and
colours Niji uses are completely configurable (See
Niji highlighting the parentheses of some Clojure code from the Leiningen project.
colorscheme is Ethan Schoonover's Solarized
and the keyword highlighting is provided by the static runtime files from Meikel Brandmeyer's VimClojure
If you don’t already have a preferred manager, I recommend installing
Vundle. Once done, add the declaration for
Niji to your
If you’re using Tim Pope’s wonderful
Pathogen, simply extract the archive
$HOME/.vim/bundle or better yet, clone the Git repository. In a UNIX
shell, for example:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/amdt/vim-niji.git
Vimball and manual installation methods are described in
Credit Where It’s Due
Whilst not a fork, Niji builds upon the work of various rainbow parantheses plugins, starting with RainbowParenthsis.vim by John Gilmore, rainbow_parenthsis.vim by Martin Krischik and Luc Hermitte, and rainbow_parentheses.vim by ‘kien’. The figure below shows the rough history and project pages for these plugins.
Niji also takes its default colour scheme from the Lisp syntax file provided in distributions of Vim and written by Dr. Charles E. Campbell, Jr.
‘Niji’ by Alastair Touw o May 6, 2013. | (http://github.com/amdt/vim-niji) |\ | | ‘rainbow_parentheses.vim’ by ‘kien’ o | October 12, 2011. | | (https://github.com/kien/rainbow_parentheses.vim) | | | o ‘Lisp.vim’ by Dr. Charles E. Campbell, Jr. | November 16, 2010. | | ‘rainbow_parenthsis.vim’ by Martin Krischik & Luc Hermitte o May 25, 2006. | (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1561) | | ‘RainbowParenthsis.vim’ by John Gilmore o March 5, 2005. (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1230)
Niji is released under the same terms as Vim itself. See
:help license if
you have Vim installed, or online at Vim's Sourceforge project page.