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Re: MS-DOS color issues


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: MS-DOS color issues
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 18:36:25 GMT

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Understood.  But with tty color support now available, shouldn't
> > the DOS and tty behaviours be made to match?
> 
> I don't think such a radical change is warranted, especially since a
> large class of tty-like terminals (xterm and its ilk) use bright,
> usually almost white, background.

It should use whatever the `cultural default' is, as long as that's
technically possible.  This is different for different cases, but
clearly there's no reason that the behavior of xterm should influence
what happens on MS-DOS!  When I used to use MS-DOS, there was a clear
bias towards using a black-background, but things may be different these
days.

-Miles
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