By "Github syntax highlighting" I am referring to this:

Github editing box, showing beautiful syntax highlighting

Are there any editors whose actual editing box resembles that? Resembles as in uses similar font, colours, spacing, etc ... basically looks/works the same.

Answers detailing addons/methods of making an existing program look like that are also welcome.

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Brackets supports this with very few tweaking.

  • Set theme to "Brackets Light" (it's the default theme)
  • Create or open a .md document
  • In the bottom bar you'll see Markdown written. Click on the arrow next to it and select Markdown (Github).
  • In dropdown menu View > Theme set font to Consolas
  • And if you want live preview, just go to the extension manager and search for Markdown preview. Once installed click on the icon on the right and here you go.

    And as a little bonus I included a screen of me writing this answer in Brackets :)
    (my Brackets is in French but obviously you can have it in your language)


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