A colorful, dark color scheme for Vim.
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A colorful, dark color scheme, inspired by Jellybeans.

Designed primarily for a graphical Vim, but includes support for 256, 88, 16, and 8 color terminals. On a 16 or 8 color terminal, replace its colors with those in ansi-term-colors.txt for best results.

This script is vimscript #4483 at Vim.org.

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Custom Highlights

If you prefer slightly different colors from what Zarniwoop defines, you can set g:zarniwoop_overrides in your .vimrc to a dictionary of custom highlighting parameters:

let g:zarniwoop_overrides = {
\    'Todo': { 'guifg': '303030', 'guibg': 'f0f000',
\              'ctermfg': 'Black', 'ctermbg': 'Yellow',
\              'attr': 'bold' },

This removes the need to edit Zarniwoop directly, simplifying upgrades. In addition, RGB colors specified this way are run through the same color approximation algorithm that the core theme uses, so your colors work just as well in 256-color terminals.

If you can pick better colors than the approximator, specify them in the 256ctermfg and 256ctermbg parameters to override its choices.

Low-Color Black (16 and 8 color terminals)

Since the background on a dark terminal is usually black already, Zarniwoop appropriates the black ANSI color as a dark grey and uses no color when it really wants black.

If you can’t or don’t want to change your terminal’s color mappings, add

let g:zarniwoop_use_lowcolor_black = 0

to your .vimrc to render “black” text as Vim’s grey (ANSI white).


zarniwoop.vim on OS X