I want the text to have this sort of colouring enter image description here

And this is the text.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome to BSE. Create two materials, then select the letters in edit mode (shift+keyboard arrows) and assign them to the corresponding material in the material panel $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Mar 3, 2017 at 7:06

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Create two materials, set their colors.

Then enter edit mode in your text.

Select the wanted letters Shiftkeyboard arrows, and assign them to the wanted material.

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General indications to do that using Python:

import bpy

# Get the text
o = bpy.data.objects['Text']

# Get all the characters descriptions
characters = [c for c in o.data.body_format.items()]

# Look at it:
for character in characters: 
    # The index of the char
    # The format to the char

# Get the third char (for instance)
my_char = characters[2]

# Get its format
my_char_format = my_char[1]

# Assign it a (existing) material index
my_char_format.material_index = 1
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    $\begingroup$ This is awesome. Didn't know you can assign materials to a text like this. Learned something new today :). Thnx. $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Mar 3, 2017 at 12:08
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    $\begingroup$ @PaulGonet, Blender coders are awesome... $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Mar 3, 2017 at 12:23
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    $\begingroup$ What did you use to grab your screen, with the keyboard labels in the corner and stuff? $\endgroup$
    – Jason C
    Mar 3, 2017 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ @JasonC, it is an addon for the 3D View, called 'screencast keys' $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Mar 3, 2017 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ That was great but after meshing the text, the color somehow reverts back to red $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2017 at 13:38

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