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bug#30429: 27.0.50; Emacs TERMINFO "xterm-direct" "efaq" example not wor

From: Rami Ylimäki
Subject: bug#30429: 27.0.50; Emacs TERMINFO "xterm-direct" "efaq" example not working
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:38:14 +0200
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On 12.02.2018 17:51, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

From: Live System User <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:09:40 -0500

         The example in the "efaq" Info file gives the following

                 TERM=xterm-direct emacs -nw

         When I execute this, as stated, I get an Emacs session
         WITHOUT any colors -- even "M-x list-colors-display"
         does not show any colors.

         However, if I change this to the following, I see colors

                 TERM=xterm-direct2 emacs -nw

This is expected. Each direct mode TERM specification uses slightly different seta[bf] string to display the colors. For example, currently Gnome Terminal supports xterm-direct2 and iTerm2/XTerm support xterm-direct. It's the user's responsibility to set TERM to something that is supported by their terminal.

Emacs happens to be mentioned in the comment for xterm+direct2 in Terminfo source file. However, this is just a coincidence and doesn't mean that Emacs would have any connection with xterm-direct2. The comment simply states that the non-standard set[bf]24 strings supported by Emacs (before Terminfo added the standard capabilities) aren't added to Terminfo as standard capabilities.

I chose to use xterm-direct in the FAQ, because Terminfo suggests that seta[bf] strings of xterm-direct are the preferred way to display colors in direct mode.

The bug here is that the FAQ could explain this more thoroughly, but there's no bug in software.

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