Kate syntax highlighting for Praat. Read more on Kate's syntax highlighting definition here: http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kde-baseapps/kate/katehighlight-xml-format.html
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Praat syntax highlighting for Kate

Graphic sample


  • Accurate highlighting of most of Praat's commands, directives and functions, as well as predefined variables
  • Code folding for all types of blocks
  • Highlight of some (not all) unquoted string contexts (eg. printline)


  • Download praat.xml

  • Save to the kate syntax folder.

    For KDE4 this is one of the following

    # System-level
    # User-level

    For KDE5 this is at

  • Restart Kate

The highlighting definition should be automatically selected for most common Praat script file extensions. If not, it can be manually selected from Tools -> Highlighting -> Scripts -> Praat.

Known Issues

  • None! :)


The utils plugin 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.

The utils plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with utils. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Copyright 2012-2016 Jose Joaquin Atria