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A simple Notepad++ user defined language file for markdown syntax

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Overview

This project provides a very simple user-defined language file for Notepad++ that does some basic syntax highlighting for Markdown texts. It does not render text from Markdown into HTML (but there are scripts that can do that, too, Google is your friend).

@ianchanning additions: Created Twilight theme, imported Zenburn theme from @Edditoria's fork
@Hyzual additions: Created Obsidian theme

Usage

Notepad++ allows you to add new languages by adding language definitions to a userDefineLang.xml file. Add the Markdown definition like this:

  1. Download the Markdown language definition file default theme | debug theme | Twilight theme | Zenburn theme | Obsidian theme from GitHub to your computer.
  2. Click Start > Run, and type (or paste in) %APPDATA%\Notepad++, then click OK. This will open the settings directory for Notepad++.
  3. If it does not already exist, copy the downloaded userDefineLang.xml file into the Notepad++ settings directory. Skip to step 7.
  4. If it does exist, open the active userDefineLang.xml with a text editor.
  5. Copy the contents of the Markdown definition file between the <UserLang...></UserLang> tags into the active userDefineLang.xml, at the end right before </NotepadPlus>.
  6. Save userDefineLang.xml.
  7. Restart Notepad++.

Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2010 Thomas Smits

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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