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Re: Why min-colors 88?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Why min-colors 88?
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 10:41:48 +0900

2006/2/6, Bill Wohler <address@hidden>:
> if Eric ensures that none of
> the colors maps to the same device color

I don't think this is necessary -- the question is not whether all
colors used in Emacs faces are unique, but whether _in practice_ the
result is confusing or not (and a bit of extra headroom for user
modifications).  With only 8 colors there's so much duplication that
it makes the user interface less usable (and so special treatment is
given low-color devices), but apparently 88 colors has proven "rich
enough" that this isn't the case.

Probably you can't really verify this mechanically, though a tool that
pointed out duplicate faces due to the restricted gamut might prove
useful in looking for problems.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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