Where are Kate syntax files stored?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 20:54:36 BST 2017

On 05/08/17 22:00, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> 2017-08-05 15:55 GMT-03:00 Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com>:
>> On 05/08/17 18:24, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>> On Saturday, 2017-08-05, 17:39:49, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>> Syntax highlighting XML files used to come with katepart, but that's
>>>> gone now in KDE5. I did a brute-force grep on my filesystem, but still
>>>> can't find the syntax XML files :-/
>>>> Where are they?
>>> I think they are part of the KTextEditor Framework now, Kate and friends
>>> depend on.
>> Hm, it doesn't install any xml files.
> The built-in syntax highlighting XML files are packed into a Qt
> resource (qrc). This improves performance when loading them. I don't
> remember if it's installed as a separate qrc file or if it's embedded
> into the library, though.
> Why do you need them? You can get them from the SyntaxHighlighting
> framework source code[1], and you can install modified versions in the
> user path René mentioned.
> [1] https://cgit.kde.org/syntax-highlighting.git/tree/data/syntax)

Ah, OK. No wonder I was unable to find them. Thanks for the link.

The reason I need them is because I need to modify tads3.xml and update 
it due to changes in the language it defines the syntax for.

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