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Re: RFC: comint.el - comint-highlight-prompt and unreadable colors

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: RFC: comint.el - comint-highlight-prompt and unreadable colors
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:43:08 +0900

Jari Aalto <address@hidden> writes:
> The default color selected is still a problem for completely black
> background. Would there be better alternative to currently used "cyan"?

Cyan was carefully chosen for use on a black background, and on all the
displays I have, it looks great -- it's close enough in brightness to
the default text color (white) that while it clearly stands out, it
doesn't stand out "too much" (which would make it distracting).

That is on a display that shows colors directly (X11).

TTY displays are somewhat more tricky.  Unfortunately there is some
variance in the way various terminal emulators render colors (e.g., rxvt
and xterm both use "xterm" as a terminal type, but use different
brightness for some colors).  However as far as I've tested, cyan looks
as good as anything on typical terminal emulators.  There just aren't
many choices on a typical terminal (I tried "green", it is actually less
visible than cyan on my display using gnome-terminal in xterm/rxvt/etc
emulation modes).


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