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bug#6693: 24.0.50; font-lock-(builtin|doc) faces are *way* too close

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#6693: 24.0.50; font-lock-(builtin|doc) faces are *way* too close
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:05:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> I guess it would be this one, since that is what emacs -Q gives on my 
> machine, I
> assume (light background, many colors):
> (((class color) (min-colors 88) (background light)) 
>   (:foreground "MediumOrchid4"))
> As I said, previously the value was "Orchid", and that was better.

The commit message for the change from Orchid to MediumOrchid4 is:

=== modified file 'lisp/ChangeLog'
*** lisp/ChangeLog      2009-08-01 16:21:45 +0000
--- lisp/ChangeLog      2009-08-02 14:20:02 +0000
*** 1,3 ****
--- 1,9 ----
+ 2009-08-02  Chong Yidong  <address@hidden>
+       * font-lock.el (font-lock-string-face, font-lock-builtin-face)
+       (font-lock-variable-name-face, font-lock-constant-face): Darken
+       the colors for light backgrounds.

So presumably some people had difficulty reading Orchid on light

Perhaps a different colour could be used in your use case that would
still be legible, but separate the doc string from the keywords.  Do you
have a suggestion?

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