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Downloads of v 4.0:


Last Update:

07 Apr 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • André Simon


syntax highlight code programming utilities admin

Highlight Code Converter

This is not the latest version of Highlight Code Converter available.

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4.0 | Updated: 07 Apr 2021



Downloads of v 4.0:



Software Author(s):

  • André Simon

Highlight Code Converter 4.0

This is not the latest version of Highlight Code Converter available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Highlight Code Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade highlight -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'4.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade highlight -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'4.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install highlight
    name: highlight
    version: '4.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'highlight' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller highlight
    Name     = "highlight"
    Version  = "4.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'highlight':
  ensure   => '4.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Apr 2021.


Highlight converts sourcecode to HTML, XHTML, RTF, LaTeX, TeX, SVG, BBCode and terminal escape sequences with coloured syntax highlighting. Language definitions and colour themes are customizable.

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName = 'highlight'
   fileType = 'exe'
   silentArgs = '/verysilent'
   url64bit = 'http://www.andre-simon.de/zip/highlight-setup-4.0-x64.exe'
   checksum64 = 'fdc768b22653f426efcc91cff6697d780ac9f2b0b6d8893f9015bf445e05f042'
   checksumType64 = 'sha256'
   url = 'http://www.andre-simon.de/zip/highlight-setup-4.0.exe'
   checksum = '8540a581638cd80050a7697a6afe8c8f5ed289b544adc26bda2988dc9e4bd2a9'
   checksumType = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Highlight Code Converter 4.0 201 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.55 496 Thursday, January 30, 2020 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.44 451 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.43 356 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.41 427 Monday, January 15, 2018 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.40 455 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.39 525 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.36 511 Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.35 433 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.34 490 Sunday, January 1, 2017 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.33 480 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.32 478 Monday, September 26, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.31 478 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.29 455 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.28 436 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.27 436 Friday, January 22, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.26 489 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.23 446 Thursday, August 6, 2015 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.22 524 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.21 490 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.20 540 Monday, December 8, 2014 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.19 514 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.18 499 Thursday, April 10, 2014 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.17 546 Friday, January 17, 2014 Approved
Highlight Code Converter 3.16.1 520 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Approved

  • added support for the language server protocol
  • added new configuration file lsp.conf
  • CLI: added ls-profile, --ls-workspace,--ls-hover
  • CLI: deprecated --start-nested, --reformat=user, --reformat-option, --base16, --delim-cr, --plug-in-read
  • GUI: added LSP configuration tab
  • improved LSP message handling
  • added delay LSP parameter
  • added LSP semantic token styles to base16 themes
  • renamed str style name to sng
  • CLI: enabled --ls-semantic option
  • GUI: enabled semantic checkbox and a server capability test
  • added Custom theme attribute
  • enabled inline stylesheets with --ls-hover
  • added Error and Hover theme properties
  • enabled syntax error highlighting with ls-semantic
  • added two more keyword styles for default themes
  • added Custom theme attributes for Plain TeX, LaTeX, SVG and Pango
  • enabled syntax message output with --ls-syntax-error
  • GUI: enabled syntax error checkbox
  • revised color themes
  • added user-select default property to HTML line number style
  • removed extras/web_plugins
  • renamed std style name to def
  • version and README updates

This package has no dependencies.

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