Broadly speaking, BBEdit doesn't color quite as extravagantly as Atom. This is out-of-the-box BBEdit Dark, showing a piece of Python:
<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jdtgZlrCg-k/WoIQpwhAOdI/AAAAAAAABBQ/8B0j8XIwWqshYzEtklYzJip-4aBWvGkzwCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2018-02-12%2Bat%2B5.08.47%2BPM.png> def is a language keyword, as is the decorator; and the single string is colored. However BBEdit doesn't know anything about Python _per se_ so it doesn't know that show() is a function name, or list_of_items is a variable. So they're just regular text. That said: if you do 'bbedit --maketags' on the command line, you get a ctags file created, and now it looks like this: <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NkxUCG9QsZM/WoIRZLNZcgI/AAAAAAAABBY/4avmEaTF15sr1hWXJJNgc7AiQtMBz1jjwCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2018-02-12%2Bat%2B5.12.25%2BPM.png> Which is closer to what you probably want. I don't like ctags coloring most of the time, I think it over-does it on detecting symbols: <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X0RhzA1WvGc/WoIRogvmIHI/AAAAAAAABBc/dqBb233tUzEjtlPNydrRnrFd3WnqC9EGQCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2018-02-12%2Bat%2B5.13.36%2BPM.png> But to each their own. Hope that helps, On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:05:25 AM UTC-5, Kory Goold wrote: > > Sorry if this is a repeat post. I've used BBEdit for years, and love it. > > I'm teaching myself Python, and the font colors for functions as well as > variables are not only set as the same color (regardless of how I adjust > them in preference), and they're the same color as whatever I set as the > plain text setting. > > Is there a way to separate colors for each of these, i.e. one for > functions, one for variables, and another for plain text? I had been using > the Atom editor, and it got separated nicely. I recently upgraded to v 12 > (from 9.x), and was hoping to keep the color scheme I was using with Atom > (or at least close to it). > > Thanks! > -- This is the BBEdit Talk public discussion group. If you have a feature request or would like to report a problem, please email "supp...@barebones.com" rather than posting to the group. Follow @bbedit on Twitter: <http://www.twitter.com/bbedit> --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "BBEdit Talk" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to bbedit+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/bbedit.