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Re: font-lock and text mode

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: font-lock and text mode
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:46:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50

Oliver Scholz <> writes:

> I noticed that `hi-lock-mode' doesn't work properly in text mode (CVS
> Emacs): after I have added a regexp with `C-x w h', matches already
> in the buffer are highlighted, but matching text that I insert after
> that is not.

I think it works as intended.

> Also it seems to be impossible to add highlighting via
> font-lock-keywords to text mode.
> (font-lock-add-keywords nil 
>                         '(("\\<lirum larum\\>" . font-lock-warning-face)))
> I tried a lot to find the reason for this.

I think the deeper reason is that text-mode has no font-lock support.

Maybe it is easiest to just use your derived mode.
A preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with.

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