Anki Syntax Highlighting

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  • #Productivity
  • Anki is a great app for using spaced repetition to help you retain information in your long-term memory.

    But the default configuration is not ideal for displaying code. Here are some guidelines on setting up syntax highlighting (with dark mode compatibility).

    Set Up Steps

    • Download Anki on your computer from here
    • Install the Syntax Highlighting for Code add-on
    • Add a Basic Card type (Front ā†’ Back)
    • Apply the config on provided below

    Note that if you’re using an older version of Anki (< 2.1.20) then you’ll need the Night Mode add-on for dark mode.

    Adding a Note Type

    Here are the steps for adding a new note type in case you are not familiar with Anki.

    Open the “Manage Note Types” panel from the “Notes” menu.

    step 1 - manage note type

    Click on “Add” to open the “Add Note Type” panel, select the “Add:Basic” type and click “OK”.

    step 2 - add note type

    Name your new note type and click “OK”.

    step 3 - name note type

    Select your new note type and click on “Cards…".

    step 4 - open cards customization

    This will bring up the card customization panel.

    step 5 - customization panel

    My Config

    Check out the Syntax Highlighting add-on docs here if you want to further customize your config.

    You can add different themes from here.

    Front Template

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    <div class="front">
      {{Front}}
    </div>
    

    Back Template

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    <div class="back">
      {{FrontSide}}
    
      <hr id=answer>
    
      {{Back}}
    <div class="back">
    

    Styling

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