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NOTE: We have this language file almost finished so don't bother working on it. -Chuck 2009-12-01

Gtk/Gnome? text editors typically use a common library component called  GtkSourceView which means that adding Cobra language support for it enhances multiple applications. If you are specifically using  gedit, they have a  NewLanguage wiki page with instructions. Also, note that gedit is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can add a "cobra.lang" file to enable syntax highlighting. Under Windows:

  • Windows XP: %userprofile%\My Documents\gtksourceview-2.0\language-specs\
  • Windows Vista/7: %userprofile%\Documents\gtksourceview-2.0\language-specs\
  • It can be also be placed in %programfiles%\gedit\share\gtksourceview-2.0\language-specs\ but for security reasons the OS will throw any modified data into a virtualized directory. For example, that might be %userprofile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\...

Under Mac, Linux and other UnixLike systems, put "cobra.lang" in (root)/share/gtksourceview-2.0/language-specs where (root) is one of:

  • ~/.local
  • /opt
  • /usr/local
  • /usr

Editors that use GtkSourceView:

See also: EditorSupportTips, EditorSupport

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