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A Sphinx theme designed for QTextBrowser

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Quark: a Sphinx theme for QTextBrowser

Quark is a Sphinx theme specifically designed to look and work well within the limitations of the Qt toolkit's QTextBrowser.

This theme was originally designed for the bundled manual of SpeedCrunch.


  • Install the theme:
    $ pip install quark-sphinx-theme
  • Enable it in your
    html_theme = 'quark'
    # generate QTextBrowser-compatible HTML4 instead of something newer
    html4_writer = True
  • Optional: enable improved design for some elements by rewriting HTML:
    # To enable more QTextBrowser-compatible HTML generation:
    extensions = ['quark_sphinx_theme.ext.html_rewrite']


  • set package version in quark_sphinx_theme/
  • update changelog
  • tag release commit with v<version>, e.g. v0.6.0


  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.6.0 (2020-04-15)
    • Bump minimum required Python version to 3.5.
    • Bump minimum required Sphinx version to 1.8.
    • Fix html_rewrite extension to properly load on other HTML-based builders (e.g. the qthelp builder).
    • Change the way the html_rewrite extension modifies the HTML builder to be less invasive.
    • Add a sphinx.html_themes entry point to allow loading the theme automatically, without setting html_theme_path.
    • Miscellaneous tooling changes:
      • The build system was changed from setuptools ( to flit.
      • The CI pipeline was expanded to catch more issues.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.5.1 (2018-04-30)
    • Sphinx 1.7 compatibility:
      • An internal refactoring broke the integration tests. This has been fixed.
    • Every commit is now tested on every supported Python and Sphinx version using Gitlab CI.
    • The entire test suite is regularly re-run with the latest Sphinx version to more consistently discover compatibility issues.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.5.0 (2017-06-05)
    • Sphinx 1.6 compatibility:
      • A change in Sphinx's HTML code broke the HTML rewriting extensions (see issue #1).
      • A change in the css_files variable in the basic theme's template broke the extra_css_files theme setting.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.4.1 (2016-11-22)
    • Fix python_requires in
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.4 (2016-10-18)
    • Add an explicit dependency on Sphinx.
    • Rename quark_html_rewrite_features to quark_html_features.
    • Add quark_html_disabled_features to explicitly turn off certain rewrite features.
    • Style changes:
      • More visually appealing code blocks on full browsers.
      • Add styling for compact lists produced by ::hlist directive.
      • Correctly set width for topic blocks.
      • Clean up definition list margins.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.3.2 "I'll get it right some day" (2016-05-23)
    • Include a copy of the lovelace style for compatibility with Pygments < 2.1.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.3.1 (2016-05-23)
    • Skip CSS syntax tests if tinycss isn't available.
    • Make sure to include theme itself.
    • Include test/ in source packages.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.3 (2016-05-22)
    • Remove hide_sidebar_in_index option.
    • Fix styling of index pages.
    • The quark_sphinx_theme.ext.html_compat extension has been renamed to quark_sphinx_theme.ext.html_rewrite. The old name remains supported for backwards compatibility.
    • The html_rewrite extension now supports wrapping admonitions in tables, allowing for more styling options. The theme has been updated to take advantage of this. Admonitions, topics, and sidebars look very different and much better. If html_rewrite is not enabled, a fallback style will be used for these.
    • html_rewrite supports wrapping literal blocks in tables. If enabled, this provides better styling for Pygments styles with non-white backgrounds.
    • Smaller design changes:
      • Don't use background color on code elements in headings and normal links.
      • Display terms in definition lists in bold.
      • Remove left and top margins for definition list bodies.
      • Switch default code color scheme to 'lovelace'.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.2.1 (2016-03-02)
    • Change license to 2-clause BSD (in practice, it's the same thing).
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.2.0 (2016-02-28)
    • Add quark_sphinx_theme.ext.html_compat extension.
    • Add styling for citations, footnotes, table captions, and rubric directives.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.1.2 (2016-02-27)
    • Fix compatibility with Jinja2 2.3.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.1.1 (2016-02-24)
    • Fix spacing of navigation links.
  • quark-sphinx-theme 0.1.0 (2016-02-24)
    • Initial release.

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