COBOL – syntax highlighting for highlight.js

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COBOL is a statically typed, imperative, procedural programming language with support for object oriented programming. First released in 1959, it’s still used today in many banking and financial companies due to it’s decimal arithmetic, making it well suited for financial calculations.


Simply include the Highlight.js library in your webpage or Node app, then load this module.

Static website or simple usage

Simply load the module after loading Highlight.js. You’ll use the minified version found in the dist directory. This module is just a CDN build of the language, so it will register itself as the Javascript is loaded.

<script type="text/javascript" src="/path/to/highlight.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" charset="UTF-8"
<script type="text/javascript">

Using directly from the UNPKG CDN

<script type="text/javascript"

With Node or another build system

If you’re using Node / Webpack / Rollup / Browserify, etc, simply require the language module, then register it with Highlight.js.

var hljs = require('highlightjs');
var hljsCOBOL = require('highlightjs-cobol');

hljs.registerLanguage("cobol", hljsCOBOL);


highlightjs-cobol is released under the Apache 2.0 License. See LICENSE file for details.

Author / Maintainer

Gabriel Gonçalves [email protected]



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