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Solarized for Emacs is an Emacs port of the Solarized theme for vim, developed by Ethan Schoonover.

Solarized for Emacs is tested only under Emacs 24, but should be working under Emacs 23 as well. The theme is implemented in terms of customizations and deftheme and does not require the color-theme-package.


Emacs Prelude

Solarized for Emacs is already bundled into Emacs Prelude. If you're a Prelude user, just do a M-x load-theme and pick either solarized-dark or solarized-light.

Stand-alone installation

Download solarized-theme.el, solarized-dark-theme.el and solarized-light-theme.el.

Place solarized-theme.el is a folder that's on your Emacs' load-path. Afterward place solarized-dark-theme.el and solarized-light-theme.el in ~/.emacs.d/themes (or some other folder if you prefer so). Add this your .emacs.d:

(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes")

Now you can load the theme with the interactive function load-theme.


Solarized for Emacs is available for installation via the Marmalade repo:

M-x package-install solarized-theme

Afterwards - business as usual, just load one of the theme variants with M-x load-theme.

Bugs & Improvements

Please, report any problems that you find on the projects integrated issue tracker. If you've added some improvements and you want them included upstream don't hesitate to send me a patch or even better - a GitHub pull request.


So far - none. You could be the first. :-)