This is the home of Pygments. It is a generic syntax highlighter suitable for use in code hosting, forums, wikis or other applications that need to prettify source code. Highlights are:
a wide range of over 500 languages and other text formats is supported
special attention is paid to details that increase highlighting quality
support for new languages and formats are added easily; most languages use a simple regex-based lexing mechanism
a number of output formats is available, among them HTML, RTF, LaTeX and ANSI sequences
it is usable as a command-line tool and as a library
… and it highlights even Perl 6!
Like every open-source project, we are always looking for volunteers to help us with programming. Python knowledge is required, but don’t fear: Python is a very clear and easy to learn language.
Development takes place on GitHub.
If you found a bug, just open a ticket in the GitHub tracker. Be sure to log in to be notified when the issue is fixed – development is not fast-paced as the library is quite stable. You can also send an e-mail to the developers, see below.