highlight.js Alternatives

    highlight.js is described as 'Highlight.js is a client-side Syntax Highlighting library in Javascript.It can be used in Pastebin Services or in Code Examples.Because of running on client side,it needs less bandwidth than server-side Syntax Highlighting libraries'. There are three alternatives to highlight.js for Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Lolight, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like highlight.js are prism.js (Free, Open Source) and code-prettify (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Lolight is a 3kB tokenizer and syntax highlighter. No language specific syntax support, just a CSS stylable breakdown into tokens. Default styles included.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Prism is a lightweight, extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind.
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    2. code-prettify is a syntax-coloring script to make source-code snippets in HTML prettier. FEATURES - Works on HTML pages. - Works even if code contains embedded links, line numbers, etc. - Simple API: include some JS & CSS and add an onload handler.
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