README for Pygments

This is the source of Pygments. It is a generic syntax highlighter that supports over 300 languages and text formats, for use in code hosting, forums, wikis or other applications that need to prettify source code.


... works as usual, use python install.


... can be found online at or created by

cd doc
make html


... takes place on Bitbucket, where the Mercurial repository, tickets and pull requests can be viewed.

Continuous testing runs on

The authors

Pygments is maintained by Georg Brandl, e-mail address

Many lexers and fixes have been contributed by Armin Ronacher, the rest of the Pocoo team and Tim Hatch.