It used to highlight Lisp strings with a brown font. No longer, it seems?
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It still works with IE (11), but it no longer works with Google Chrome (version 49.0.2623.112 m or version 50.0.2661.87 m)
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By works, I mean that the strings, keywords, etc. are displayed in a different color. However, I agree that the colors are hard to see, especially the string color. In Chrome, I see that strings are in
<span class="str"> and that this class has the attributecolor: #4a1c21`. On both Chrome and Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04, with antialiasing on the gray background of code blocks, I can barely distinguish that color from black.
"You nee is in #4a1c21 string (
nt-prefi is in #181a1c default (
pln) color, but I can barely distinguish those colors. I don't know if the culprit is the choice of colors by Stack Exchange, something inherited from Google Prettify, a problem in Chrome (probably not since Firefox produces visually indistinguishable output), a problem in Linux's antialiasing (but why wouldn't it have shown up earlier?), or a bad interaction between two or more of these.
Following a similar report on Meta Stack Overflow, the colors have now been changed. There's plenty of contrast now (at least if you aren't colorblind).