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highlight 3.34


-fixed segfault with --skip applied on a single file input list (thanks to Jens Schleusener)
-added support for Python 3.6 syntax
-added Github and Sourceforge themes
highlight 3.33


-fixed highlighting of nested section delimiters
-fixed PHP definition (thanks to Christoph Burschka)
-fixed font family declaration in SVG
-fixed user defined encoding in ODT
-fixed unnecessary output of style file with --inline-css (thanks to Jens Schleusener)
-added vimscript language definition (thanks to Max Christian Pohle)
-added Coffeescript language definition (thanks to Jess Austin)
-added PureBasic definition and theme (thanks to Tristano Ajmone)
-added JSX language definition (suggested by Max Stoiber)
-added PO translation definition
-added plug-in outhtml_add_figure.lua
-updated js definition
-updated Artistic Style lib (SVN Rev. 521)
-improved various color themes and syntax definitions
highlight 3.32


-added support for true color escape codes (--out-format truecolor)
-fixed xterm256 output for paging with less (thanks to Fylwind)
-fixed operator regex in rnc.lang, crk.lang and yaml.lang (thanks to Joe Klauza)
-added Pony and Whiley definitions
-updated Ceylon, Julia and TypeScript definitions
-added Go, AutoHotKey, TypeScript and R to the foldable list in the 
  outhtml_codefold.lua plug-in
-removed plugins/bash_ref_linuxmanpages_com.lua
-GUI: fixed README, ChangeLog and License file paths on Linux
highlight 3.31


-revised documentation
-GUI: fixed minor layout issues
highlight 3.30


-the data directory can be defined with the HIGHLIGHT_DATADIR environment variable
-fixed RTF output of UTF-8 input; needs input encoding set to utf-8 
  (thanks to Kamigishi Rei)
-fixed XML comment recognition (thanks to Mani)
-data search directories were appended to the result of --list-scripts
-revised older syntax definitions
-updated base URLs of bash_ref_linuxmanpages and cpp_ref_qtproject plug-ins
-GUI: added system copy and paste shortcuts for clipboard functions 
  (suggested by Kamigishi Rei)
highlight 3.29


-added Ansible Yaml definition (thanks to Raphael Droz)
-added Chapel definition (thanks to Lydia Duncan)
-fixed gcc 6 warnings about deprecated auto_ptr usage
-GUI: fixed style file output if "write to source directory" option is
  checked (thanks to Jim Pattee)
highlight 3.28


-added support of Pascal, Lua, Ruby and C# regions in outhtml_codefold.lua
-improved outhtml_codefold.lua to handle embedded languages
-added string delimiters in the Ruby definition
-added new AssertEqualLength flag in string section of language definitions
-improved heredoc parsing
-fixed Lua multiline string recognition
-improved SVG whitespace output (patch by Paul de Vrieze)
-added Nim and mIRC Scripting definitions
highlight 3.27


-improved outhtml_codefold.lua to ignore brackets on the same line
-added RTF output to mark_lines.lua 
-fixed Powershell and NSIS definitions
-added JSON and Github Markdown definitions
-CLI: added --keep-injections option to force plugin injection output with -f
-GUI: added keep injections checkbox
-GUI: fixed crash after removing selected plugins
highlight 3.26


-added HL_REJECT state to be used in a OnStateChange function
-added DecorateLineBegin and DecorateLineEnd hooks
-added mark_lines.lua, outhtml_codefold.lua, comment_links.lua plug-ins
-fixed font face in ODT output
-fixed Operators parameter in frink.lang and oorexx.lang
-fixed regular expression parsing within strings for JS, Perl and Ruby
-CLI: added --page-color option to include a page color in RTF output
-GUI: added RTF page color option
highlight 3.25


-added new SVG definition to support embedded scripting
-improved js.lang, css.lang, scss.lang, less.lang, tsql.lang
-modified HTML ordered list output to work better with new plug-ins
-renamed plug-in variable HL_INPUT_FILE to HL_PLUGIN_PARAM
-CLI: renamed --plug-in-read option to --plug-in-param
-GUI: updated plug-in parameter label and tool-tips
-GUI: fixed minor issues
highlight 3.24


-fixed TeX output for cweb documents (patch by Ingo Krabbe)
-fixed string interpolation in bat.lang
-added reduce_filesize.lua, outhtml_add_shadow.lua, 
  outhtml_add_background_svg.lua, outhtml_add_background_stripes.lua, 
  outhtml_add_line.lua plug-ins 
-added TCL extension in examples/tcl
-added kotlin.lang, nginx.lang and julia.lang
-updated php.lang to include version 7 keywords 
-updated ceylon.lang to include version 1.2 keywords 
-updated scripts in examples directory
-CLI: style-infile option marked as deprecated
-GUI: shortened paths in file input lists
highlight 3.23


-added rs.lang
-added conf.lang (thanks to Victor Ananjevsky)
-added some extensions in filetypes.conf (patch by Victor Ananjevsky)
-fixed Matlab definition and style (thanks to Justin Pearson)
-CLI: fixed --list-scripts with unknown argument (thanks to Jens Schleusener)
highlight 3.22


-updated astyle code to release 2.05.1
-fixed shebang recognition (thanks to Victor Ananjevsky)
-GUI: added option to define line numbering start
highlight 3.21


-added support for LESS, SASS and Stylus CSS processors (suggested by Marcel Bischoff)
-added support for Lua 5.3, removed LUA52 makefile option
-fixed heredoc matching in perl.lang (thanks to cornucopia)
-fixed Haskell lang (thanks to Daan Michiels)
-fixed RNC lang (thanks to Daan Michiels)
-fixed regex pattern in js.lang
highlight 3.20


-updated astyle code to release 2.05
-added astyle reformatting style vtk
highlight 3.19


-added bold, italic and underline attributes to xterm256 ANSI output
  (patch by Andrew Fuller)
-fixed assembler mapping in filetypes.conf (thanks to Jens Schleusener)
-added Swift definition
-improved ASP, F#, OCaml and Lisp syntax definitions
-added interpolation patterns to several definitions
-updated base URLs in cpp_ref_gtk_gnome and cpp_ref_qtproject plug-ins
-CLI: added Pango markup output option (patch by Dominik Schmidt)
highlight 3.18


-filenames without extension (ie. makefile) can be mapped in filetypes.conf
  (suggested by Sam Craig)
-fixed Rexx highlighting
-added GDB language definition (thanks to A. Aniruddha)
-added the.theme (thanks to Mark Hessling)
highlight 3.17


-updated astyle code to release 2.04
-added astyle reformatting styles google, pico and lisp
-improved raw string parsing in cs.lang (patch by smdn.jp)
-added regex recognition in js.lang (patch by Troy Sankey)
-added PDF language definition (thanks to Roland Hieber)
highlight 3.16.1


-fixed debug output in sh.lang (https://sourceforge.net/p/syntaxhighlight/bugs/9/)
highlight 3.16


-updated astyle code to release 2.03
-added heredoc string literal parsing for Lisp, Perl, PHP, Ruby and Bash
-revised several language definitions
-added DataDir::searchDataDir for the Perl SWIG bindings (thanks to David Bremner)
-added SWIG PHP binding (patch by G. Wijaya)
highlight 3.15


-updated Diluculum code to release 1.0 (support of Lua 5.2)
-patched Diluculum to support Lua 5.1 and 5.2
-added support for Yang (thanks to A. Aniruddha)
-fixed Ruby definitions
highlight 3.14


-added HeaderInjection and FooterInjection variables for syntax plug-ins
-fixed handling of CRLF files on Linux (suggested by William Bell)
-replaced single data directory by a dynamic config file search; see README
  (suggested by Daniel)
-added plug-ins outhtml_parantheses_matcher.lua, outhtml_keyword_matcher.lua
-CLI: added --list-scripts option
-CLI: marked --data-dir, --list-langs, --list-themes options as deprecated
-CLI: removed --add-config-dir option
highlight 3.13


-added support for Crack (thanks to Conrad Steenberg)
-added XML shebang regex (thanks to Ferry Huberts)
-added hints to makefile to deal with Lua 5.1 and LuaJIT system libs
-updated cpp_ref_gtk_gnome.lua plug-in
-updated cpp_ref_cplusplus_com.lua plug-in
-CLI: fixed segfault if --force was applied and unknown files were parsed
  (thanks to Jussi Judin)
-GUI: fixed unselected theme after first program start
highlight 3.12


-CSS class name is omitted in HTML output if class-name option is set to NONE
-added support for highlighting of string interpolation
-added support for Dart and TypeScript
-fixed SWIG module
-GUI: added Simplified Chinese translation (thanks to Love NoAny)
highlight 3.11 beta


-replaced Pattern/Matcher classes by the Boost xpressive library
   (now swig example is broken)
-updated Relax NG syntax (thanks to Roger Sperberg)
-added new oxygenated theme (thanks to Roger Sperberg)
-fixed highlight.pro to include correct lua5.1 paths
-GUI: fixed shebang recognition
highlight 3.10 beta


-fixed HTML ordered lists to improve copy&paste in browsers (suggested by Nash)
-changed default output from HTML 4.01 to HTML5
-changed default HTML font family to include the generic monospace font
-added ODT Flat XML output format (--out-format=odt)
-added fontenc package in LaTeX output (patch by Yimin Li)
-fixed RTF hyperlink output in several plug-ins
-removed ctags option (functionality was replaced by plug-in)
-CLI: added --wrap-no-numbers option (patch by Michael Enßlin)
-GUI: replaced Qt file dialogs by native dialogs
highlight 3.9


-enhanced the plug-in interface (added Decorator function and Injections property)
-added several example plug-ins which show how to add keyword links to online
  references (e.g. cplusplus.com, perldoc.perl.org, qtproject.org)
-added ctags plugin (ctags_html_tooltips.lua)
-improved Perl and N3 definitions (thanks to Heiko Jansen)
-CLI: marked --ctags-file option as deprecated
-CLI: added --plug-in-read option to define an input file for plug-ins
-CLI: fixed file suffix recognition
-GUI: added input field for a plug-in input file
-GUI: fixed initial input tab selection
-GUI: set initial font selection to Courier
highlight 3.8


-updated astyle code to release 2.02.1
-fixed SWIG perl binding makefile (patch by David Bremner)
-fixed shebang recognition (patch by Georgios M. Zarkadas)
-fixed file suffix recognition (patch by Georgios M. Zarkadas)
-fixed memory leak in astyle's SSFormatter (patch by MENG Wei)
highlight 3.7


-added support for Biferno (thanks to Sandro Bilbeisi)
-added support for RPL (thanks to Frank Seidinger)
-added support for Ceylon
-fixed Ruby definition
-HTML font string may contain a list of fonts, which is not enclosed in quotes
   (suggested by Sebastiano Poggi)
-GUI: added --portable command line option to save config files in the current
   working directory instead of the user directory (suggested by Royi Avital)
-GUI: fixed some language mappings
highlight 3.6


-added support for UPC (thanks to Viraj Sinha)
-added support for N3, N-Triples, Turtle, SPARQL (suggested by  Heiko Jansen)
-added Solarized color theme (thanks to Steve Huff)
-fixed OCaml definition (thanks to Kakadu Hafanana)
-fixed camo colour theme
-removed sienna and desertEx colour themes
-CLI: fixed segfault with --print-style option
-GUI: added "Dock floating panels" checkbox in the main menu
highlight 3.5


-updated astyle code to release 2.02
-fixed --force option (thanks to Stefan Bühler)
highlight 3.4


-added support for ABC, Algol, AS/400 CL, BCPL,  Limbo, Gambas, JavaFX,
   RPG, Transact-SQL, PL/Perl, PL/Tcl, PL/Python, Charmm
-fixed web plugins (Serendipity, DokuWiki, Wordpress)
-fixed BBCode closing tag order
-GUI: Updated Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric)
highlight 3.3


-updated astyle code to release 2.01
-fixed overwriting of files with the same name in recursive batch mode
  (thanks to Ramanathan U.)
-added DataDir class to SWIG interface (patch by David Bremner)
-added Andes theme (thanks to Roger Sperberg)
-enabled deprecated @highlight pass-through (suggested by David Bremner)
-dropped oceandeep theme
-updated documentation
highlight 3.2


-added plug-in function AddKeyword (suggested by Michael Serrano)
-language definitions are cached instead of being reloaded if input syntax
-added keyword group ID parameter to the plug-in function OnStateChange
-added plug-in script bash_functions.lua
-added theme description in output style's comment
-added enum and union keywords in c.lang (thanks to Thiago)
-added dl linking flag in Makefile to fix Debian build error
  (thanks to Michael Serrano)
-added NDEBUG flag in makefile to disable asserts
highlight 3.1


-updated Diluculum to version 0.5.3
-fixed README
-fixed conversion without highlighting (--syntax txt)
-fixed mxml definition (thanks to Andrei Rosca)
-added edit-flashdevelop theme (thanks to Andrei Rosca)
-CLI: fixed minor bugs
highlight 3.1 beta3


-added --config-file option
-CLI: fixed minor bugs
-GUI: renamed output specific options tab
-GUI: remember state of the dock panel
highlight 3.1 beta2


-moved plugin scripts from examples to new plugins directory
-fixed web_plugin path in makefile (thanks to Jochen Schmitt)
-fixed SWIG interface and example scripts
-improved converted VIM colour themes
-improved several language definitions (Fortran77, Zonnon,
   Basic, Verilog, Squirrel, R)
-added new plugins (java_library.lua, theme_invert.lua)
-GUI: added plug-in description label
-GUI: moved setting controls into a dock panel
highlight 3.1 beta


-enabled loading of multiple plugins
-added MXML language definition (suggested by Neal Delfeld)
-fixed HTML, XML, CSS, Actionscript and JavaScript definitions
-fixed web_plugin path in makefile (thanks to Jochen Schmitt)
-converted 60 popular VIM colour themes
highlight 3.0 beta


-language definitions, themes, filetypes.conf were converted to Lua scripts
  (try examples/*2to3.py to convert old files)
-added --plug-in option to enable user scripts
-renamed *.style files to *.theme
-moved include files from src/core to src/include
-moved examples/plugins to examples/web_plugins
-renamed --linenumbers to --line-numbers
-renamed several language definitions and themes
-fixed several string delimiter issues (Ruby, Lua)
-changed default theme for xterm256 output to edit-vim-dark
-changed short options: -O is --out-format, -d is --out-dir,
   -T is --doc-title
-disabled --mark-line feature
-disabled --add-data-dir feature
-disabled separate output format options (use --out-format instead)
-disabled XML output (use SVG or XHTML)
-New dependencies: Lua5.1-devel, Boost Headers (Bind)
highlight 2.16


-updated astyle code to release 1.24
-added indentation styles 1tbs and horstmann
-added --no-trailing-nl switch (suggested by Adiel Mittmann)
-added Modula2 definition (thanks to Benjamin Kowarsch)
-added EBNF definition (thanks to Mate Ory)
-added ABNF, AutoHotKey, BBCode and Clean language definitions
-updated C++ definition to support C++0x syntax
-added StartupNotify switch in desktop file (patch by Jochen Schmitt)
highlight 2.15


-improved HTML nested language patterns (thanks to Simone)
-improved Rexx and PL1 definitions (thanks to Robert Prins)
-added support for NXC and NBC
-GUI: added copy and paste support (thanks to Torsten Flammiger)
-GUI: fixed preview of UTF-8 input
highlight 2.14


-fixed Rexx output (thanks to Marc Hessling)
-added support for Go and Pure
-added support for BNF (thanks to Julien Fontanet)
-updated Logtalk definition (thanks to Paulo Moura)
-updated THE theme  (thanks to Marc Hessling)
-CLI: --quiet switch supresses "Unknown source file extension" error
  (suggested by Nathan Gray)
highlight 2.13


-fixed SVG output (thanks to Xico)
-GUI: added new icon
highlight 2.12


-fixed bug with $INCLUDE statement
-fixed ctags file parsing
-added nested language recognition within a source file (suggested by Pavel Striz)
-added $NESTED statement to language definitions (pas, html, tex)
-added support for F# (fs.lang)
-added support for haXe (hx.lang)
-improved various language definitions
-revised documentation
-LIB: added version to shared lib output name
-CLI: added options --start-nested and --print-style
highlight 2.11


-added BBCode output option (--bbcode, suggested by Qui Peccavit)
-added new --delim-cr option to cope with MacOS 9 files
  (suggested by Steven Haddock)
-added shared lib target (make lib-shared, suggested by Dario Teixeira)
-list of installed languages (--list-langs) was enhanced to include mapped file
  extensions (suggested by Martin Kammerlander)
-improved many colour themes using Agave (agave.sf.net)
highlight 2.10


-fixed CR parsing bug on MacOS (thanks to Shiro Wilde)
-fixed SWIG makefile (thanks to David Bremner)
-license changed from GPLv2 to GPLv3 (incl. included libs)
-updated Artistic Style lib to version 1.23
-new indentation schemes: stroustrup, whitesmith, banner
-removed indentSchemes and helpmsg directories
-replaced ide-devcpp theme by a new jedit theme
-added support for Interactive Data Language (idlang, thanks to Roberto
-added support for Rebol, Oz, Mercury, Zonnon, ATS (Applied Type System),
  CHILL, NetRexx, Inno Setup and INTERLIS
-added pp, rjs, jnlp, groovy, gnad, es, sblc, ooc, gst, sq extensions
  to filetypes.conf
-improved Prolog, Pike, Oberon, Nice, Java, Lisp, Lua, Haskell, C# and SML
-improved spec.lang for RPM (thanks to Luoyi Ly)
-CLI: option --help-lang is deprecated
-API: dropped setSpecialOptions(), renamed initializing methods to init*
highlight 2.9


-added more customized boxes for the LaTeX --pretty-symbols switch
  (thanks to Romain Francois)
-GUI: fixed makefile to pass costum paths to the Qt project makefile
  (thanks to Joerg Germeroth)
-GUI: reduced window height (thanks to Fidel Barrera)
-GUI: added Spanish translation (thanks to Fidel Barrera)
-GUI: added drag and drop for input files
highlight 2.8


-added --pretty-symbols option to improve LaTeX output quality of tilde and
  braces (thanks to Romain Francois)
-omitted warning message if --syntax parameter is contained in the --skip list
  (thanks to Bob Smith)
-included language descriptions in --list-langs output
-dropped dependency of --replace-quotes and --fragment options
-enhanced Python SWIG example (testmod.py)
-added qmake language definition
-fixed SWIG scripts (thanks to David Bremner)
-fixed gcc 4.4 compilation (patch by Jochen Schmitt)
-dropped core/html32generator.*
-dropped src/gui (wxWidgets based interface)
-GUI: rewrote the user interface using Qt
highlight 2.7


-changed versioning scheme to major.minor
-fixed infinite loop in the W32 build when outputting LaTeX/TeX as UTF-8
   (thanks to Christophe Bal)
-fixed VHDL and Scilab definitions (thanks to Frederik Teichert)
-fixed XML definition (thanks to Edin)
-fixed -r switch (thanks to Frederik Teichert)
-fixed default number recognition regex
-added Clojure language definition (thanks to Pierre Larochelle)
-added wrapping arrow in LaTeX/HTML output if --wrap/--wrap-simple is set
  (suggested by Frederik Teichert)
-updated ide-msvcpp.style to match current Visual Studio appearance
  (suggested by Pieter Kruger)
-added make targets "lib" and "cli"
-organized sources in subdirectories (core, cli, gui) and adjusted makefiles
highlight 2.6-14


-added --ctags-file option to add tooltips with meta information in HTML output
-added options to improve compatibility with GNU source-highlight:
  --doc, --no-doc, --tab, --css, --output-dir, --failsafe, --out-format,
  --src-lang, --line-number, --line-number-ref
-fixed ADA95, C#, Eiffel, Fortran, TCL, Bash definitions
-added Vala language definition
-added several file suffixes to filetypes.conf
-fixed gcc 4.3 compilation issues (patch by Detlef Reichelt)
-fixed race condition in makefile (patch by Jochen Schmitt)
-added exit condition if input path matches output path
  (suggested by James Haefner)
-GUI: added ctags file selection options (only wx2.9 version)
highlight 2.6-13


-added --skip option to ignore unknown file types (suggested by Bob Smith)
-added Haskell LHS language definition (suggested by Sebastian Roeder)
-added regex description for Perl and Ruby definitions
-improved Bison, Paradox, SML, Snobol, Verilog definitions
-renamed snobol.lang to sno.lang
-updated Artistic Style lib to version 1.22
-replaced dirstream lib by a faster file globbing method
  (invoked with --batch-recursive)
-support for USE_FN_MATCH compile flag was dropped
-Makefile generates libhighlight.a (suggested by Adiel Mittmann)
-Updated SWIG makefile and documentation
highlight 2.6-12


-added RTF character stylesheet option (suggested by Klaus Nordby)
-fixed filetypes.conf path in RPM specfile (thanks to Nikita Borodikhin)
highlight 2.6-11


-added SVG output option (--svg)
-reassigned -G short option from --class-name to --svg
-fixed various makefile issues (patches by Samuli Suominen)
-added highlight.desktop file (suggested by Samuli Suominen)
-GUI: added SVG and font selection options (only wx2.9 version)
-GUI: reduced window height by hiding format specific input controls
-updated highlight.spec to compile wx2.9 GUI
highlight 2.6-10


-fixed XHTML output (thanks to Allen McPherson)
-added Logtalk definition (thanks to Paulo Moura)
-added support for Eiffel ecf project files (thanks to Jérémie Blaser)
-various code improvements (patch by Antonio Diaz Diaz)
highlight 2.6-9


-fixed --validate-input option with input from stdin
-fixed missing DESTDIR prefix in makefile (thanks to Bob Smith)
-fixed handling of several keyword regexes using the same group name
-added support for Lilypond
-added support for Arc (thanks to Pierre Larochelle)
-added support for embedded output instructions (see README)
-added examples/highlight_pipe.* (PHP, Perl and Python interface scripts)
-replaced getopt_long by argparser class
-language definition parameters $kw_list and $kw_re are merged to $keywords
-GUI: fixed preview of UTF-8 files (thanks to Victor Woo)
-GUI: added all-gui-wx29 target in Makefile to compile with wxWidgets 2.9
highlight 2.6-8


-fixed highlighting issue with nested comments, if delimiters are distinct
-fixed XML and CSS highlighting
-fixed C escape sequence parsing of octal and hex sequences
-language definition tag tag_delim was dropped
-outdated file README_ES was dropped
-gcc4.3 compilation support was added (patch by Jochen Schmitt)
-font-family parameter is enclosed in apostrophes in HTML output
-added --kw-case=capitalize option
-added --enclose-pre option
-improved several language definitions
-GUI: decreased window height
-GUI: preview window is scrolled to last view position after a content update
-GUI: windows saves and restores previous position and size
highlight 2.6-7


-support for RTF background colour was added
-regex() in language definitions  expression allows optional definition of
  capturing group number
-added --add-config-dir option to define config search path
  (suggested by Nathaniel Gray)
-allowed invocation of makefile with CFLAGS and LDFLAGS as parameters
  (patch by Nathaniel Gray)
-fixed OCaml definition (thanks to Nathaniel Gray)
-fixed AutoIt definition
-added case insensitive file suffix matching (thanks to Stefan Boumans)
-GUI: added RTF mimetype to clipboard data (thanks to Stefan Boumans)
-GUI: fixed preview update after tab width change (thanks to Stefan Boumans)
highlight 2.6-6


-added Smalltalk definition and moe theme (thanks to Joerg Walter)
-added support for diff and patch files
-GUI: added clipboard button (suggested by Klaus Schueller and Stefan Boumans)
-fixed Matlab definition (thanks to Andreas Boehler)
-fixed print.style (thanks to Albert Neu)
-fixed output of lines with CR/LF (bug of 2.6.5)
-fixed php and css definitions
-updated ActionScript definition (thanks to Samuel Toulouse)
-updated sql definition (thanks to Stefan Boumans)
-dropped dull theme
highlight 2.6-5


-fixed compilation warning on 64 Bit OS (thanks to Uwe Sassenberg)
-allowed embedded comments in Pascal definition (thanks to Helmut Giritzer)
-fixed memory leak
-improved performance
-added serendipity plugin in examples/plugins
-added support for diff (and patch) files (suggested by Dan Christensen)
-adjusted SWIG makefiles and sample scripts
-improved definitions of Bash, Ruby, Maya, Tcl, Agda and Haskell
highlight 2.6-4


-fixed TeX and LaTeX output (space after strings were omitted,
  thanks to Andre Schade)
-fixed Perl language definition (thanks to Jens Kadenbach)
-fixed gui.cpp compilation with wxWigets unicode build (thanks to Dennis Veatch)
-updated R language definition (thanks to Yihui Xie)
highlight 2.6-3


-added --inline-css option to output CSS within each tag element
-renamed previewgenerator.* files to html32generator.*
-GUI: changed GUI configuration format (using wx config classes)
-GUI: added inline CSS option
-binaries are no longer stripped by default (src/makefile)
-added notes to makefiles and INSTALL concerning static linking
  (thanks to Ken Poole)
-improved MacOS X compatibility (thanks to Benjamin Kowarsch)
-added ide-xcode theme (thanks to Benjamin Kowarsch)
-README files were updated
-updated plugin scripts to use the new --inline-css option
highlight 2.6-2


-dropped deprecated option --format-style
-added --html option for plausibility (HTML output is still default)
-reassigned -H option to --html
-added option --kw-case to output keywords in upper case or lower case if
  the language is not case sensitive
-added option --mark-line to highlight several code lines in HTML output
-added mark-line parameter to colour themes, renamed kw_group parameter
  to kw-group
-added option --validate-input to test if input file is text (if the input
  is considered binary, no parsing takes place)
-updated astyle code to release 1.21
-improved PHP4 compatibility of the wordpress plugin (thanks to Thomas Keller)
-added support for Open Object Rexx (oorexx.lang)
-updated documentation
highlight 2.6-1


-support of HTML colour notation in theme files (ie #12aa00)
-fixed bad formatting of single line comment and directive substrings after
  line wrapping took place (multiline comments may still be screwed up)
-enabled "highlight -c stdout" to print style definition to stdout
-moved highlight/highlight subdir to highlight/src
-removed examples/cgi
-added examples/plugins
-moved gui file directories ext and i18n to DATADIR/gui_files/
-removed themes: berries-light, whatis
-added themes: lucretia, orion
-fixed SWIG interface files and scripts
-fixed makefile and filetypes.conf (thanks to Axel Dyks)
-improved ini.lang (thanks to Axel Dyks)
-GUI: added Brazilian Portuguese translation (thanks to Yorick)
highlight 2.6-0


-fixed bug with line number count starting at zero by default
-modified makefile to support PREFIX and DESTDIR variables (patch by Jeremy Bopp)
highlight 2.5-6 beta


-added new option --class-name (suggested by John Pye)
-fixed XML output (thanks to Hilmar Bunjes)
-updated README files
highlight 2.5-5 beta


-renamed --line-number-width to --line-number-length
-added new option --line-length
-fixed compilation error with gcc 4.3 (thanks to Martin Michlmayr)
-added script shebang recognition with stdin input (patch by Alan Briolat)
-added support for Boo scripting language
-fixed translated help texts
-added *.p, *.i, *.w as Progress file suffixes (thanks to Mark Reeves)
highlight 2.5-4 beta


-improved display quality of preview font (Courier New)
-updated astyle to version 1.20.2
highlight 2.5-3 beta


-fixed bug in GUI preview update
-reduced GUI height
-added support for Linden script (Second Life)
highlight 2.5-2 beta


-added prefix and prefix_bin variables to makefile (suggested by Thomas Link)
-removed LaTeX page dimension directives (suggested by Thomas Link)
-improved several color themes
-removed berries-dark, added seashell theme
highlight 2.5-1 beta


-fixed GTK GUI language file encoding to UTF 8
-improved Ruby language definition
-added gui subsection in the RPM specfile
highlight 2.5-0 beta


-added Miranda language definition (thanks to Peter Bartke)
-added Powershell (Monad) language definition
-fixed ignored conf_dir parameter in makefiles (thanks to Bob Smith)
-included source files and additional make rules to compile a wxWidgets GUI
  (binary: highlight-gui; make all-gui; needs wxWidgets 2.6+)

highlight 2.4-8

-added xterm 256 color output (-M, --xterm256) (thanks to Wolfgang Frisch)
-prints warning if output format cannot handle the theme background colour
-fixed Java and Python language definitions

highlight 2.4-7

-fixed segfault in symbol parsing procedure (thanks to Veit Wedtstein)
-changed default font from Courier to Courier New (HTML and RTF output)
-updated Lua and Lisp definitions
-added AutoIt, NSIS, Graphviz and Qore definitions

highlight 2.4-6

-added -u option to define user profile directory
-added PortableHighlight.exe for using Highlight with portable devices

highlight 2.4-5

-fixed bug which caused segfault on x86_64 (thanks to Eric Hopper)
-fixed wrong enumeration start when outputting text w/o highlighting
  (thanks to Russell Yanofsky)
-added anchor-prefix option (suggested by Peter Biechele)
-added anchor-filename option (suggested by Mazy)
-added D language file
-updated regex classes to version 1.05.02

highlight 2.4-4

-added print-config option
-added scilab definition (thanks to Gunnar Lindholm)
-dropped support for XSL-FO (use XML instead for further processing)
-dropped deprecated options (css-infile, css-outfile, include-css)
-fixed line numbering (starting at 1, printed if syntax option is txt)
   (thanks to Russell Yanofsky)
-renamed extensions.conf to filetypes.conf
-moved content of scriptre.conf into filetypes.conf
-renamed option help-int to help-lang
-renamed option format-style to reformat
-updated regex classes to version 1.04
-code cleanup
-updated documentation

highlight 2.4-3

-added RTF page-size option (suggested by David Strip)
-fixed bug in RTF output, which prevented italic and bold output
  (patch by Jeremy Weinberger)
-renamed colour theme parameter KW_CLASS to KW_GROUP

highlight 2.4.2

-added line-number-start switch (suggested by Roie Black)
-fixed ampl.lang (thanks to David Strip)
-added Nemerle definition (n.lang)
-added SAS definition (thanks to Alexandre Detiste)
-added TTCN3 definition (thanks to Peter Biechele)
-Unix package: moved *.conf to /etc/highlight/
  (suggested by Jochen Schmitt)

highlight 2.4-1

-dropped include-pkg option
-added CSS style for list items (--ordered-list)
-fixed default number regex
-fixed VHDL event recognition
-added missing KWD keyword style to several colour themes
-added $STRING_UNEQUAL parameter for language definitions
-added string CodeGenerator::generateString(const string &)
-improved Ruby and Octave highlighting
-added SWIG interface in examples/swig
-removed examples/python-binding
-removed themes: neon2 fluke greyish ide-jbuilder4 ide-jcreator2
   ide-synedit neon2 rand02 ron whitenblue website

highlight 2.3-6 beta

-fixed crash in language definition loader
-saved helpmsg/cs.help as iso-8859-2
-added include-pkg option to define a list of LaTeX packages
  which should be included
-fixed output of UTF-8 characters (replaced isspace by iswspace)

highlight 2.3-5 beta

-fixed LaTeX and TeX output
-added support for UTF-8 LaTeX output (suggested by Sungmin Cho)
-dropped automatic conversion of ASCII characters > 127, package
  latin1 is included instead

highlight 2.3-4 beta

-added font and fontsize options (submitted by Yves Bailly)
-added line-number-width (suggested by Yves Bailly)
-code cleanup

highlight 2.3-3 beta

-added kwd keyword class to most of the colour themes
-added regular expressions to some language definitions

highlight 2.3-2 beta

-improved number regex
-added --ordered-list option (suggested by Dominic Lchinger)
-fixed tag parsing (broken in 2.3-1)
-updated docs
-added Brasilian help text (thanks to Adao Raul)
-added Czech help text

highlight 2.3-1 beta

-added support for regular expressions in language definitions

highlight 2.2-10

-added support for PowerPC Assembler (thanks to Juergen Frank)
-added support for AppleScript (thanks to Andreas Amann)
-added encoding option to set proper output encoding type in XML and
   HTML output formats (default encoding: ISO-8895-1)
   Note: encoding name has to match input file encoding
-style definitions are generated if only --fragment and --style-outpath
   options are set
-added simple recognition of scripts without file extension
  (Bash, Perl, AWK, Python)
-added config file scriptre.conf to configure script recognition
-moved langDefs/extensions.conf to package base directory
-added --force option to generate output if language type is unknown
-fixed parsing of escape sequences outside of strings in Perl
  (last six points suggested by Andreas Amann)
-fixed output of CR line terminators
-added classes pre.hl and body.hl in CSS defintions

highlight 2.2-9

-fixed --output option
-fixed line number indentation in TeX and LaTeX output
-fixed compilation error for Darwin (OSX) (thanks to Plumber)
-fixed LaTeX compilation warnings (thanks to Tyranix)
-fixed xml default file suffix
-closing style tags are no longer printed in the following output line
   (suggested by Yves Bailly)
-fixed rb.lang (Ruby is case sensitive)
-external style definitions and inclusion of user defined styles were
   added to LaTeX and TeX output
-installation directory configuration is improved in the makefiles
   (all suggested by Thomas Link)
-new options: style-outfile, style-infile, include-style
-deprecated options: css-outfile, css-infile, include-css

highlight 2.2-8

-added XML output (suggested by Matteo Bertini)
-added support for Pyrex (thanks to  Matteo Bertini)
-added support for MS SQL (thanks to Magnus �erg)
-added support for Hecl, Luban and Qu

highlight 2.2-7

-fixed tab replacement (thanks to Adrian Bader)
-fixed parsing of keywords with special characters as prefix ($ALLOWEDCHARS)
   (thanks to Magnus �erg)
-single spaces in (La)TeX are no longer preceeded by backslash

highlight 2.2-6

-fixed compilation error with getopt and Solaris 5.8
  (thanks to Philippe Cornu and Jean-Emmanuel Reynaud)
-enabled css-infile option when include-css is set
-improved IO and Perl language definitions
-updated dirstram classes to release 0.4
-W32 port: fixed installation path determination

highlight 2.2-5

-fixed some compiler warnings in various Debian builds (thanks to Ayman Negm)
-fixed indentation error in LaTeX output and output of "--" in bold font
  (thanks to Michael Suess)
-added background colour attribute of body element to the CSS output to
  improve compability with old browsers (NS Communicator 4.8)
  (thanks to Wojciech Stryjewski)
-in CSS output, user defined CSS definitions are now included after highlight
  style definitions to make modifications easier
-highlight returns EXIT_FAILURE after every IO failure
-updated Spanish manual and help message (thanks to David Villa)

highlight 2.2-4

-changed ANSI output colours to vim style (suggested by David Villa)
-added new acid indentation scheme and acid colour theme
  (thanks to Alexandre "AciD" Bonneau)
-highlight returns 1 (EXIT_FAILURE) if file operations failed
  (suggested by David Villa)
-fixed bug in LaTeX output: [ and * characters after a linebreak (\\) caused
  latex compilation to stop (thanks to Christian Schilling)
-improved error reports

highlight 2.2-3

-applied patch to suppress compiler warnings on several platforms
  (thanks to weasel@debian.org)
-renamed the /utils directory to /examples, which moved to
  /usr/share/doc/highlight/ (suggested by Ayman Negm)
-if --output is defined and output format is (X)HTML, the CSS file is stored in
  the directory given by --output (suggested by Vicky Brown)
-added spanish translations: README_ES and es.help (thanks to David Villa)
-added support for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 files: mib.lang (thanks to Roman Surma)
-fixed highlighting of escape sequences in Pascal (thanks to Grzegorz Tworek)
-added Pascal multi line comment delimiters: (*, *)
-added a third keyword style (kwc) to all themes
-added a third keyword group: ada.lang, gawk.lang, c.lang, java.lang, pas.lang
-fixed some language definition with old $keyword entries

highlight 2.2-2

-removed $STRINGDELIMITERPAIR parameter
-internal changes

highlight 2.2-1

-added content-type (iso-8859-1) to HTML output
-added possibility to define custom keyword groups (suggested by Daniel Bonniot)
-reformatting and indentation schemes are customizable, config files are located
  in /indentSchemes (suggested by Petri Heiramo)
-added new output format: ANSI terminal sequences (--ansi)
  (suggested by David Villa)
  assigned -A to --ansi, -g to --fop-compatible
-added $SL-COMMENT parameter to colour themes (enables seperate highlighting
 of single and multi line comments)
-added option to fill linenumbers with zeroes
-improved quality of colour themes
-changed names of following command line options:
  deletetabs -> replace-tabs
  listthemes -> list-themes
  listlangs  -> list-langs
  includecss -> include-css
  printindex -> print-index
-dropped support for C# member attributes (was a nasty workaround)
-dropped support for Forth
-removed unnecessary --batch (-b) option
-removed utils/cgi/perl/README_CGI
-fixed raw string highlighting bug: r"""\n""" in Python is parsed correctly
-fixed some old parameters in language definitions
-added source directory names to generated index file (-C)

highlight 2.0-25

-fixed quote replacement in LaTeX (\dq -> \dq{}) (thanks to Adrian Bader)
-fixed crash if $HOME is not defined (thanks to Kostas Maistelis)
-added compile flag CONFIG_FILE_PATH to define a custom path to the config file
-added local copy of getopt, which is compiled if the system does not provide it
  (removed win32cmdline.*)
-fixed VHDL event parsing
-removed some poor quality colour themes and improved some others
-added ide-eclipse style

highlight 2.0-24

-improved VHDL support (thanks to Aaron D. Marasco)
-added Coldfusion MX definition (thanks to Paul Connell)
-added $REFORMATTING option to language definitions
-added a Python binding in utils/python-binding
-some code clean up

highlight 2.0-23

-fixed ABAP definition (thanks to Kevin Barter)
-fixed Python definition
-fixed parsing of methods applied to numerical literals (possible in Ruby)
-fixed indentation of line numbers in LaTeX (thanks to Michael Berndt)
-reduced LaTeX output file size
-improved layout of LaTeX document
-applied some patches to Artistic Style code (see astyle.sourceforge.net)
-added updated phpwiki-plugin utils/cgi/php/SyntaxHighlighter.php
  (thanks to Reini Urban)

highlight 2.0-22

-improved Fortran 77 parsing (thanks to Geraldo Veiga),
  moved parsing information to f77.lang and f90.lang
-added highlighting of float literals like .5
-added new language definitions: ABAP/4, ARM, Bison, Dylan, FAME,Informix, Lisp,
  Octave, R, Scala, Snobol, Verilog
-removed -d option
-added -P option to display a progress bar in batch mode

highlight 2.0-21

-added option (-r) to replace " by \dq in LaTeX (thanks to Nikolai Mikuszeit)
-added option (-E) to define another search path, where language definitions
   and themes may be stored (suggested by a Debian package tester)
-fixed bug which disabled HTML anchors (thanks to Richard Beauchamp)
-fixed wrong current working directory detection in W32 code (thanks to Ian Oliver)
-improved fragmented TeX output
-fixed man page
-changed path of config file to ~/.highlightrc (Unix)
-added options to config file
-changed parameter prefix from "/" to the more convenient "$" in configuration files
-changed "typesmods" parameter in language definitions to "types"
-improved some colour themes
-added $INCLUDE statement in language definitions to include content of other files

highlight 2.0-20

-added new parser options: TYPEDELIMITERS and KEYWORDDELIMITERS to enable
   highlighting of variables like ${var}
-changed RTF font to Courier New
-added symbol highlighting (last two suggested by Anssi Lehtinen)
-added new colour themes (darkblue, zellner, ron, peachpuff, pablo, nedit)
-added a new directive to add a custom installation directory at compile time
   (CUSTOM_INSTALL_DIR in highlight/makefile)
-added Doxygen documentation
-updated spec.lang, sh.lang and make.lang
-fixed some case insensitive language files
-replaced make by ${MAKE} in makefile (suggested by Thomas Dettbarn)
-removed utils/frontend (GUI package separately available)
-moved German help to README_DE
-moved documentation files to /usr/share/doc/highlight

highlight 2.0-19

-improved whitespace indentation in TeX and LaTeX
-fixed output of +, -, =, <, > in TeX
-fixed output of blank lines in TeX
 (all suggested by Milan Straka)
-updated Java language definition to 1.5
-added support for BibTex, Erlang, Icon, Lisp, Lotos, Maple, Objectice C,
 Prolog, PostScript and RPM Spec

highlight 2.0-18

-changed hskip unit in LaTeX output vom mm to em
-fixed different font width of spaces in TeX output
 (thanks to Milan Straka)
-added macros in TeX output to reduce file size
-fixed bug which made first line number disappear (introduced in 2.0-17)
-declared XSL-FO output as experimental, added a switch to provide
 modified output for both Apache FOP and xmlto/xsltproc

highlight 2.0-17

-enabled multiple input file names and real batch processing wildcards
-improved debugging output
-added new PHP Wiki plugin (thanks to Alec Thomas)
-fixed newlines at the beginning and the ending of HTML output
-fixed Java and Nice language definitions (thanks to Daniel Bonniot)
-general cleanup (code, makefiles, docs)

highlight 2.0-16

-added new options to wrap long lines (suggested by Johannes Weißl)
-added new colour themes: vim, vim-dark and codewarrior
-improved Java, Nice and C parsing

highlight 2.0-15

-improved XSL-FO output (thanks to Daniel Bonniot)
-reduced LaTeX output file size

highlight 2.0-14

-added XSL-FO output format (suggested by Daniel Bonniot)
-fixed segfault when theme file was not found
-improved makefiles
-ported code to Solaris (thanks to Ade Fewings)

highlight 2.0-13

-fixed parsing of XML comments
-fixed conversion of umlauts and accents
-improved parsing of numbers (suffixes like 30L, 4.5f; exponents)
-'@' in HTML output is replaced  by HTML entity to confuse spam robots
-fixed Avenue, Perl, Progress and Clipper language definitions
-added support for Action Script, Objective Caml, Standard ML, Felix,
 Frink, IO, Nasal, MaxScript, Oberon, Object Script
-(LINUX) replaced AutoConf build process by customizable makefile

highlight 2.0-12

-fixed parsing of subtractions (i.e: varName-1)
-added support for SuperX++ (thanks to Kimanzi Mati)
-added Relax NG Compact language definition (thanks to Christian Siefkes)

highlight 2.0-11

-fixed LaTeX and Squirrel language definitions
 (thanks to Tour and Alberto Dechemelis)
-fixed number parsing (allow 'a'-'f' in Hex numbers only)
-improved output of quotes in fragmented LaTeX output
-added Nice language definition

highlight 2.0-10

-changed LaTeX font settings to \tt and \it
-improved fragmented LaTeX output
-fixed LaTeX language definition
-fixed multi line compiler directive parsing with strings
-added new Squirrel and JSP language definitions

highlight 2.0-9

-trailing whitespace from input is ignored
-modified LaTeX fragmented output to simplify inclusion of code in
 existing documents
-added support for multiple line compiler directives
-added new THE theme (thanks to Mark Hessling)

highlight 2.0-8 Hot Summer Build

-fixed bug which prevented highlighting of escape characters within strings
 which start a new line
-fixed XHTML line anchors attribute to "id"
-added background colour support for plain TeX
-improved recognition of strings with different open/close delimiters
-added a reasonable 4th support
-internal changes to improve speed
-changed XHTML encoding from utf-8 to iso-8859-1 and xhtml version to 1.1
-removed comment in XHTML header to enable highlighting when style
 definition is included in output
-added recognition of hex, octal and unicode escape sequences (\123, \xff)
-improved Python and Tcl support

highlight 2.0-7

-fixed parsing of C# simplified strings (thanks to Cerda)
-added support for C# member attributes (thanks to Gauthier)
-added --listlangs option (suggested by Mark Hessling)

highlight 2.0-6

-fixed bug in HTML and XHTML output, which caused insertion of too many
 "</span>" tags (thanks to Mark Hessling)

highlight 2.0-5

-improved LaTeX, TeX and RTF colour output
-fixed TeX output formatting errors
-fixed LaTeX line number output (thanks to Johannes Nolte)
-improved code portability (thanks to Gauthier)
-added french help (thanks to Gauthier)

highlight 2.0-4

-improved Ada 95 output (thanks to Frank Piron)
-added HTML index file option
-simplified API
-added some language definitions

highlight 2.0-2

-fixed bug causing lowercase output of case insensitive
 languages (thanks to David and Mark Hessling)
-added new Matlab colour theme (thanks to David)
-improved Rexx language definition (thanks to Mark Hessling)
-added plain text language definition

highlight 2.0

-fixed memory leak in DataDir::searchDataDir()
-fixed configuration file parsing
-added data-dir option
-added batch-recursive option
-added win32 console port

highlight 2.0b-9

-improved integer literal and C++ multiline comment parsing
 (both suggested by Benjamin Kaufmann)
-improved directive line parsing

highlight 2.0b-8

-added Pike language definition (thanks to Olivier Girondel)
-added support for Forth (suggested by Hans Bezemer)
-fixed bugs in language definition loader method

highlight 2.0b-7

-added Artistic Style indentation and reformatting
highlight 2.0b-6

-fixed fortran code parsing (thanks to Henning Weber)
-improved performance

highlight 2.0b-5

-fixed theme files which had DOS line terminators
-presets reader method was fixed
-changed RTF output to Courier and 20 pt font size
-help screen fixed

highlight 2.0b-4

-added css-infile and css-outfile options to make generation of customizable css
 definitons clearer (suggested by Markus Werle)
-fixed bug reading fontsize parameter of themes

-improved RTF output

highlight 2.0b-2

-improved RTF output (added bold/italics/underline attributes)
-improved TeX output (added theme colors [thanks to Markus Henning for TeX-URL],
 bold and italics)
 **TeX output is still buggy, consider using LaTeX output instead**
-added a decription how to use the highlight parser in own applications

highlight 2.0b
-memory leak was fixed
-the parser was rewritten to add more flexibility and stability
-added ability to highlight code with tags (XML, HTML...)
-added ability to highlight strings with prefixes
 (variableprefix, keywordprefix)
-different source file extensions are stored in a configuration file
-configuration reader was modified to allow storing parameter values
 in multiple lines
-added some more language definitions

highlight 1.3.4-2

-added option to disable directive line bug
-added ability to search *.style and *.lang files in different directories,
 which may be set as prefix option of ./configure

highlight 1.3.4

-fixed LaTeX output regarding escape characters outside of strings
-fixed unmasked escape characters
 (both bugs reported by Peter Albert)
-added \ttfamily to LaTeX header (suggested by Peter Albert)
-rpm-spec file allows relocatable builds (thanks to Dwight Engen)
-added "CPP" to recogniced source file suffixes (suggested by Maniac)
-replaced verb-|- by \textbar
-fixed php.lang and py.lang

- fixed Asm.lang (lower case of keywords/types)
- added option to specify target directory of the output files
- fixed bug in LateX/RTF/TeX output; last opened tag being closed now
- improved LaTeX output
- added ability to read presets from the configuration file $HOME/.highlight.conf
- added simple cgi script (Perl)

highlight 1.3.2-2

- fixed LaTeX output of | and ~ characters (thanks to Martin Idelberger)

highlight 1.3.2

- fixed buffer overflow problem (thanks to Christian Perle)
- added Rexx, Modula3, Agda, Haskell language definition
- added (G)AWK language definition (thanks to Andreas Schoenberg)
- added Bold and Italic font support, and background colour to LaTeX output
- highlight compiles without warnings with gcc 3.2

highlight 1.3.1-2

-applied gcc 3.2 patch (thanks to Georg Young)

highlight 1.3.1

-fixed bug which disabled batch mode
-added POV Ray Definition (thanks to Christian Perle)
-added emacs and kwrite style

highlight 1.3  (beta)

-applied Ruby definition file patch (thanks to Jonas Fonseca)
-introduced style definition files
-added background colour to style definitions
-added line anchors in HTML output

highlight 1.2.1

-applied patch to make highlight compile with gcc 3.x (thanks to Marc Duponcheel)
-fixed LaTeX output of "^" and /hskip  (thanks to Dan Muller)
-fixed TeX output

highlight 1.2

-fixed bug which caused wrong output file suffixes in batch mode
-fixed (X)HTML output of french characters
-added frech character output (accent graphe, acute) to rtf, TeX and LaTeX output
-ability to recognize keywords with "-"
-added new language definitions (Ruby, COBOL, Fortran)

highlight 1.1

-TeX output
-fixed documentation regarding LaTeX / TeX output (Thanks to Keith Briggs)
-fixed bug which caused single line comments left unmasked
-french letters like � �are masked

highlight 1.0 

-reduced tex output file size
-Perl and Visual Basic definition file
-fixed error in help msg (Thanks to Jan van Haarst)


highlight 0.1

- RTF and La(Tex) output
- Lua definition file
- header and footer part of output file may be omitted
- changed path of language definitions to /usr/share/highlight

src2css 0.2

- batch mode, converting all files matching a given wildcard
- XHTML output
- Python definition file

src2css 0.1

initial release