Optimized Dracula Theme

A color theme inspired by dracula color theme.

This color theme is not based on dracula color theme. The color styles are similar with dracula color theme but all highlighting configurations are redesigned. All color configs are designed for a better looking in details.

This color theme extension is aimed to provide a better dev experience. It cannot support all those commonly used languages, but once it supports a language, this color theme will help you to be more comfortable and productive. The project is still under development.

Here are two color themes: Optimized Dracula Theme and Optimized Dracula Theme (CJK). If you’d like to use CJK languages in your comments, the CJK version of this theme is more recommended.

Supported languages and frameworks.

Some of the languages or frameworks requires some extensions for code parsing. Without those extensions, the code highlighting theme will not work normally. Support status of the languages are listed as follows.

lang basic comment doc special require extension
dart Dart-Code.dart-code
go golang.go
  • basic means basic keywords, class/type, method/function highlighting.
  • comment doc means highlighting of variables in documentation comment.
  • special means special optimization for the language, such as readonly variables in ts/js, namespace in ts, and property names in dart.
  • required extension means the highlighting might not be normal without those extensions.

Comment documentation for golang is not supported by vscode golang.go extension yet. If comment doc of golang is necessary for your project, please consider Goland by JetBrains. Or if you find an available golang comment doc extension, please notice the developer on Github Issues.

Related recommendations.

This extension only config color themes. The following recommendations can provide a better dev experience along with this color theme.

Font family recommendations.

This extension uses Iosevka as the default font face for debug. CJK users can consider Sarasa Mono, which is based on Iosevka.

Icon theme recommendations.


Config recommendations.

You can add those code into your .vscode/settings.json file.

  // Workbench basic configs.
  "workbench.iconTheme": "gruvbox-material-icon-theme",
  "editor.bracketPairColorization.enabled": false,

  // Font size configs.
  "editor.lineHeight": 1.5,
  "editor.fontSize": 15,
  "editor.fontLigatures": true,

  // Minimap configs.
  "editor.minimap.enabled": true,
  "editor.minimap.maxColumn": 80,
  "editor.minimap.scale": 2,
  "editor.minimap.size": "proportional",
  "editor.minimap.renderCharacters": false,
  "editor.minimap.showSlider": "always",

  // workbench display configuration
  "workbench.tree.indent": 18,
  "workbench.tree.renderIndentGuides": "always",
  "workbench.tree.expandMode": "doubleClick"

Build script and CJK support (developer).

CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) characters have different features from the alphabetical writing systems. So that there are some different settings, but most of the settings are same as the raw config file. So here is a build script to make special configs for CJK mode and generate the CJK color theme file. The script file must be executed before publishing or something error may occurred.

(for Chinese readers) 为何要做 CJK 版本

对于中文母语者而言用中文写注释更方便也更高效,可以达到更高的信息熵。 中文方块字斜体并不美观,且中文自身和字母代码就已经有一定区分度,不必斜体修饰。 因此在 CJK 版本中所有注释都是不加斜体修饰的。

(for Japanese readers) CJK バージョンの説明

Machine translated, may not be accurate. 翻訳されたマシンにはエラーが含まれる場合があります。

斜めの変更は、漢字と仮名を引き起こす可能性があります。 日本語とコードレターには、斜めの変更なしに、ある程度の区別自体があります。 したがって、CJK バージョンのすべてのメモは変更されていません。

(for Korean readers) CJK 버전 설명

Machine translated, may not be accurate. 기계가 번역되어 정확하지 않을 수 있습니다.

북한의 편지 및 코드 텍스트 자체는 높은 차이를 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 CJK 버전의 모든 메모는 수정되지 않았습니다.


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