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Operator Mono w/ Italics on OSX VIm

You Want This - but on Vim

Read on to find out to how to get it.


Get Operator Mono


  1. Create a file named xterm-256color-italic.terminfo in your home directory (or wherever)
  xterm-256color-italic|xterm with 256 colors and italic,
  sitm=\E[3m, ritm=\E[23m,
  1. Run tic on filename and export TERM for usage.
tic xterm-256color-italic.terminfo
export TERM=xterm-256color-italic


Change your iTerm terminal type to match the variable created above (If it doesn't show up, type it out).


Open up your init.vim/.vimrc and add the following

(Note that you don't need to use OceanicNext, but I recommend that color scheme.)

    hi htmlArg cterm=italic
    hi Comment cterm=italic
    hi Type cterm=italic
    hi htmlArg gui=italic
    hi Comment gui=italic
    hi Type gui=italic
  • If using neovim make sure to use the hi Comment gui=italic as well. ** Make sure to add highlights after the colorscheme is set.

Operator Mono w/ Italics on OSX Vim

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