highlight.js vs Monaco Editor

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highlight.js vs Monaco Editor: What are the differences?

Developers describe highlight.js as "Syntax highlighter in JavaScript". It works in the browser as well as on the server. It works with pretty much any markup, doesn’t depend on any framework, and has automatic language detection. On the other hand, Monaco Editor is detailed as "A browser based code editor". The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

highlight.js and Monaco Editor can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Monaco Editor is an open source tool with 16.4K GitHub stars and 1.43K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Monaco Editor's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of highlight.js
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      Out of the Box Intellisense
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      More features than Ace
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      Power vscode, with all it's features
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      Microsoft Product
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      Accessibility
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      Good support for none-monospace fonts

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    Cons of highlight.js
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      What is highlight.js?

      It works in the browser as well as on the server. It works with pretty much any markup, doesn’t depend on any framework, and has automatic language detection.

      What is Monaco Editor?

      The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

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      What are some alternatives to highlight.js and Monaco Editor?
      Prism
      It is a lightweight, beautiful and extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind. It’s used in thousands of websites, including some of those you visit daily.
      Prettier
      Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
      Visual Studio Code
      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
      Sublime Text
      Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
      Vim
      Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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