How to use Syntax Highlighting GitBook

Issue

I’m new to GitBook and I am trying to make the syntax highlight work as expected for some JavaScript lines of code.


some javascript lines without colour


I noticed that there is a plugin store in the editor. I enabled a plugin called highlight but it’s not doing it’s job.

I searched in the documentation for this, but I couldn’t find anything related.

This book has the syntax highlighting enabled and working:
https://gitbookio.gitbooks.io/javascript/content/basics/comments.html

book.json

{
    "plugins": [
        "highlight"
    ],
    "pluginsConfig": {}
}

How can I do the same?

Solution

If you are writing GitBook pages in Markdown, you can highlight your code like below:

```javascript
var foo = function(num) {
    return num + num;
}
```

Where ‘javascript’ can be replaced with other languages, such as ‘python’, ‘java’, ‘c’ etc.

Answered By – swen

Answer Checked By – Marilyn (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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