This color scheme is based off of my popular IR_Black theme for TextMate.
When thinking of vim or vi, visually appealing UI doesn’t normally enter your mind. But that isn’t due to a lack of features, because its support for syntax coloring is one the best I’ve seen; the only thing slightly better is TextMate. It’s due to the poor color schemes many people use.
In gVim or MacVim you have access to all colors, and in the shell you have access to the 16 ANSI colors (well at least in my 16 color terminal, you can have up to 256 colors in some terminals).
All the following examples use the Monaco font.
Ruby and blank file – MacVim (same as gVim) – full color
- Download the color scheme
- Place that file (ir_black.vim) in your ~/.vim/colors folder
- Change your color scheme using :colorscheme ir_black
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