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Re: [Axiom-developer] On syntactic coloring of language

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] On syntactic coloring of language
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 16:26:15 +0200
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> I agree that those who choose color highlighting should choose colors
> carefully. I would prefer background coloring only and not text
> coloring, to avoid the precise problems you illustrated. Text emphasis
> should be shown using different typefaces, and in rare situations, a
> solid color like red.

We are no longer in the early days of computers.
And we are dealing with open source.

I think that it's nowadays totally easy to separate style elements from
the content and let the *reader* decide what style he/she wants. In
LaTeX we have .sty files, for HTML there is .css etc. etc.

The only issue is if the reader has no choice than to read badly styled


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