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Humane theme for TextMate and Xcode  

My Humane theme for Visual Studio is getting a fair bit of traffic today courtesy of Scott Hanselman. Given I have been messing with Mac development lately I thought it was worth porting to TextMate and Xcode 3.

Panic Sans coding font

My Envy Code R programming font isn’t great on the Mac yet so I have configured these to use the excellent but overlooked Panic Sans in 12 point which unlike Monaco is available in bold, italic and bold italic variants. (I love my comments to be italics)

To install this font you must:

  1. Download Panic Software’s Coda application
  2. Navigate to the Coda application and choose Show Package Contents
  3. Navigate to the Contents/Resources folder
  4. Double click on the Panic Sans.dfont and press Install Font
  5. Panic Sans is now available to other applications too

TextMate

Screenshot of the Humane Theme and Panic Sans 12 point inside TextMate

Download Humane theme for TextMate (5 KB)

Launching the downloaded .tmTheme file will cause it to copy to ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Themes
Select Humane from the Preferences > Fonts & Colors pane in the drop-down list box

Xcode 3

Screenshot of the Humane Theme and Panic Sans 12 point inside Xcode 3

Download Humane theme for Xcode (4 KB)

  1. Copy to ~/Library/Application Support/Xcode/Color Themes
  2. Select Humane from the Preferences > Fonts & Colors pane in the drop-down list box

Porting themes

Until somebody comes up with an IDE-independent theme format or cool converter we’ll have to do it by hand. The easiest way I have found is:

  1. Install Hex Color Picker on the Mac to allow entering hex into the standard color picker
  2. Open the Visual Studio theme .vssettings file in a text editor
  3. Open up the Fonts & Colors preferences pane up in your Mac IDE
  4. Go through each one and choose the nearest match in the .vssettings
  5. Transcribe each color by reading the VS colour pairs backward, e.g. 00631409 becomes #091463

[)amien