Pygments won't keep whitespaces

Issue #1382 invalid
Rafał Olszewski
created an issue

I've searched everywhere, and couldn't find a working solution or anything near that.

This is how my code in a template looks like:

        {% pygment 'java' %}
          private void registerUserEngageCustomer() {
  Customer customer = new Customer()
          .id("idfromyourdatabase") // id of your user
          .attr("email", "")
          .attr("name", "John Doe")
          .attr("loyalCustomer", true)
          .attr("age", 33)

          .register(customer, new UserEngage.RegisterCallback() {
              public void onSuccess(RegisterResponse response) {
                  Log.d(TAG, "onSuccess: " + response);
                  // user is registered and now you can send events via SDK

              public void onFailure(Throwable throwable) {
                  Log.e(TAG, "onFailure: ", throwable);
                  // try again - something went wrong
        {% endpygment %}

This is how my highlighted code looks like:
Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 11.14.33.png

CSS is fine btw.

Comments (5)

  1. Rafał Olszewski reporter

    The template tag I'm using is taken from and modified HtmlFormatter like so:

    class PygmentsNode(template.Node):
        def __init__(self, lexer_name, nodelist):
            self.nodelist = nodelist
            self.lexer_name = lexer_name
        def render(self, context):
            content = self.nodelist.render(context)
            lexer_name = self.lexer_name.resolve(context)
            lexer = get_lexer_by_name(lexer_name)
            output = highlight(content, lexer,
                               HtmlFormatter(linenos=True, lineseparator='<br>',
            return mark_safe(output)
    def do_pygments(parser, token):
        Template tag that uses pygments to highlight code examples.
        Example usage:
            {% pygment 'python' %}
            def view_article(request, pk):
                return render(request, 'view_article.html', {
                    'article_id': get_object_or_404(Article, pk=pk)
            {% endpygment %}
        tokens = token.split_contents()
        nodelist = parser.parse(('endpygment',))
        return PygmentsNode(parser.compile_filter(tokens[1]), nodelist)

    So now it looks like:
    Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 11.58.03.png

    But still missing white spaces

  2. Tim Hatch

    I'd need to see the whole html to know for sure, but my guess is some other css is overriding it. If you can point me at a current demo, feel free to reopen.

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