Syntax Decorations

Source Insight can replace some common operators with more useful symbolic characters. The Preferences: Syntax Decorations command lets you control which decorations are used.

The symbolic characters are formatted with the “Symbol Characters” style. If you use the Style Properties command to look at the Symbol Characters style, you will see that it uses the Symbol font. You may change the style’s properties, such as the color or font size, but if you change the font name to something other than Symbol, your syntax decoration symbols will probably not show up correctly.

Note: It’s important to remember that symbol substitutions do not change the text in the source file; only its representation on the screen changes to show the special symbols. You still need to type the operators normally when editing your code, or when searching for them.

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