I am wondering what steps to take to change the syntax highlighting on an (as yet) unmodified version of the Tufte theme. I have two, somewhat independent, questions.
As far as I can tell, the Tufte theme has one configuration file, which does not mention
highlight, so I assume it is using the default,
monokai. Indeed, if I use code fencing and name
golang as the language, I get highlighting that matches the Chroma style gallery’s sample:
However, if I use
elixir for highlighting, I get something awful:
The latter’s use of different sized characters for different syntactic elements is, in my opinion, awful – it emphasizes the UNIMPORTANT while making more important things (function names, variable names) fade into the background.
So my thought was that this font-fiddling is a property of the
c) code-fence name (but not of
golang). However, when I try it at the Chroma playground, I get something with uniform sizes:
So: what’s responsible for the language-specific font-size fiddling and what do I do to turn it off?
If I want to fiddle with the Tufte theme’s config.json to override the syntax highlighter, do I need to make my own copy of the github repo, as is shown in the help video? That is: do I have to make an entire new custom theme based on the Tufte theme? Or is there a simpler way? From the plugins page, or the page specific to the Tufte theme, I don’t see any way to access my current theme files.