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             |                   TEXMENTS                |
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             |  Access the Pygments syntax highlighter   |
             |  from inside LaTeX.                       |
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             | By Marek Kubica, <marek@xivilization.net> |


Ever wanted to include a source file into your LaTeX code? Code gets
easier to read when it is colored so many people use the ``listings''
package that can syntax-color (highlight) your source files. Not
every language is supported, though. This is where ``texments''
comes in handy. ``texments'' is an alternative to ``listings'' and
uses the Pygments syntax highlighter which provides highlighting
for more languages than ``listings'' itself. Especially when a 
language is rather recent, Pygments often supports it already like
for example Scala and Clojure.
``texments'' also supports multiple color schemes, so almost everyone
can find a setting that pleases him.


As ``texments'' is only glue between several packages, it has some
dependencies. The dependencies on the LaTeX-side are ``fancyvrb'',
``color'' and ``ifthen'' which should be all included in basically
any notable TeX distribution, so no problems are to be expected.
The documentation also uses the ``hyperref'' package which is also
part of any self-respecting TeX distribution.
The other dependency is the ``pygmentize'' command, which is part
of the Pygments (<http://pygments.org/>) library. Pygments is 
provided by many Linux distributions in the package 
``python-pygments'' (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE), 
``pygments'' (Gentoo, Arch Linux AUR) or similar. Users of other
systems can install it using ``easy_install Pygments'' (provided
that setuptools are installed) or simply by downloading the Pygments
tarball and running ``python setup.py install'' inside of it.

To create the ``texments.sty'' file, call ``latex texments.ins''.
Then you need to move the file into a place where TeX can find it,
probably into your TEXMF tree. To generate the documentation,
call ``pdflatex -shell-escape texments.dtx'' which will generate
the ``texments.pdf'' file which includes some examples and hints
how to use it. Note that the ``-shell-escape'' parameter is
(unfortunately) mandatory, as the macro package needs to call
``pygmentize'' to highlight the content.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2008 Marek Kubica, <marek@xivilization.net>

This package may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions
of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this
license or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of
this license is in:


and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2008/05/04 or later.

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tex­ments – Us­ing the Pyg­ments high­lighter in

A pack­age which al­lows to use the Pyg­ments high­lighter in­side doc­u­ments. Pyg­ments sup­ports syn­tax colour­ing of over 50 types of files, and ships with mul­ti­ple colour schemes.

Li­censeThe Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerMarek Ku­bica
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