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Re: Info-title-1-face is illegible on light background

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Info-title-1-face is illegible on light background
Date: 29 Jan 2004 15:49:53 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> I suspect that this is something specific to the precise definition
> of "yellow" on that specific terminal.

I suspect the main problem is that that particular face is _bold
yellow_, which on many terminals gets displayed as a fairly bright color.
A non-bold yellow is often actually a sort of muddy brown color, but
still rather hard to read on a white background.

`yellow on white' sounds like a pretty risky combination in general, if
the actual colors vary depending on the environment.

> The default face definitions were carefully crafted to give reasonably
> good results on a wide variety of color-capable text terminals, so I'd
> advise against any changes to them at this time, especially extreme
> changes such as the one you suggest.

Huh?  The default face definitions are often pretty bad to tell the
truth, especially on light-background terminals.

The face in question is basically unreadable in `xterm' and in
gnome-terminal using xterm, linux-console, and rxvt color-emulation
modes.  Changing it to be a non-bold yellow is a bit better, but still
bad.  The suggested solution -- green -- is _much_ better than either.

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