A few years ago I posted about my quest to make editing ruby in my terminal as beautiful as in Textmate. I’ve been back on linux for a year now but it’s only tonight I’ve gotten around to sorting out my vim display.
1. Grab the twilight256 colorscheme and drop it into ~/.vim/colors/twilight256.vim
2. Make sure you’re using 256 color terminal (I put this in ~/.bashrc)
3. Tell vim to use this colorscheme (I put it in ~/.vimrc)
4. In my terminal under “Edit” -> “Profile Preferences” I selected “Deja Vu Sans Mono Book” “13″
I can’t believe it took me so long to do this but I’m glad I finally have.