How to create a UDL just to highlight things in smart quotes?

  • Hello!

    Notepad++ probably isn’t the right tool for what I’m doing, but it might be good enough.

    I’d like to create a user defined language that would highlight text between “ and ” as well as ‘ and ’ in the text in the editor.

    It seems like a UDL could do that but I can’t figure out how to go about it. Anyone willing to help me out?

  • @tomunder

    like this?


  • @Ekopalypse Yes, exactly like that. But I don’t get the same result:


    You can see that style 3 using { } works as expected. (I clicked on the style button for all three and set different foreground colours)
    I’ve even copy pasted the quotes from the document into the open/close fields to be 100% sure that the characters are correct.

    The encoding on the document is utf8.

    here is my debug info:
    Notepad++ v7.8.2 (64-bit)
    Build time : Dec 4 2019 - 01:39:49
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1909
    OS Build : 18363.900
    Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll

    Any help would be most appreciated.

  • @tomunder

    I see, the reason for this is that you use non-asccii delimiters,
    this seems to be not supported, currently .
    Maybe you want to open a feature request?

  • Ahh. I didn’t look closely enough at your screen shot. That explains it.

    Thanks for taking the time to help.

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