Great to see this work going forwards. Can we make the colors more like
those used in WikEd? We have build instructions based on the coloring of
text created by WikEd to help guide our translation folks.

James

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Oh, a PS: We're going to post an announcement on some village pumps, but
> please feel free to share this with your community. Thanks!
>
> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 3:21 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > WMF's Community Tech team team is happy to announce that Wikitext Editor
> > Syntax Highlighting has been released as a beta feature today on all LTR
> > Wikimedia projects!
> >
> > Syntax Highlighting was the #6 request in this year's Community Wishlist
> > Survey [1]  -- a way to help editors parse the wikitext in the edit
> window
> > by using color, bolding, italics and size to make it easier to see which
> > parts are article text, and which are links, templates, tags and
> headings.
> >
> > It's easy to separate the link target from the actual link text, section
> > headings are bigger, and adding bold and italics actually changes the way
> > it looks in the edit window. Plus -- thanks to the amazing performance
> > optimization done by volunteer developer Pastakhov -- it loads a lot
> faster
> > than previous versions of syntax highlighting.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the feature isn't available in RTL languages yet; we're
> > working on some bugs, and we'll release it as soon as we can. We're also
> > hoping to improve the Syntax Highlighting performance for people who also
> > use the "New wikitext mode" Beta feature.
> >
> > You can find Syntax Highlighting under the Beta features tab in
> > Preferences. I hope you all love it and find it useful! If you've got
> > feedback, you can click on the Discussion link in Beta features, or leave
> > comments and questions on the Community Tech project talk page. [2]
> Thanks!
> >
> >
> > Danny Horn
> > Senior Product Manager
> > WMF Community Tech
> >
> > [1] Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results
> >
> > [2] Project talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/Talk:Community_Tech/Wikitext_editor_syntax_highlighting
> >
> >
> >
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