I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you have a favorite colorscheme. I found a script that will turn a vim colorscheme into a Pygments theme. It didn’t work perfectly out of the box so I patched it. You can download it here. Copy your vim colorscheme to the same directory as the script and run it like so:
$ python vim2pygments.py molokai.vim > molokai.py
This will produce a Python file containing a simple style class that Pygments can use. Next step is to download Pygments:
$ hg clone http://dev.pocoo.org/hg/pygments-main pygments
And then you will install your new theme:
$ cd pygments $ cp ../molokai.py pygments/styles/molokai.py
OK, now for the fun part. We will use Pygments to generate the CSS file that you will then use on your website:
$ ./pygmentize -S molokai -f html -a .highlight > molokai.css
If you are a TextMate user, you might be able to get your favorite theme done, too. A lot of popular Vim colorschemes are inspired by TextMate. Sunburst, mustang and idle fingers come to mind. Just find a Vim version and you’re good to go.
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