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Re: Darkening font-lock colors

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: Darkening font-lock colors
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:37:08 -0700 (PDT)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

  > >>> Suggestions welcome.  I'm afraid I don't have the time to tinker around
  > >>> finding an optimal color scheme---I just wanted to fix the legibility
  > >>> problem.  If you can come up with something better, let us know.
  > >
  > > I think there are two essential things to cover:
  > >
  > > - Readability, ie luminosity color contrast.
  > > - Color distinguishability.
  > Yes, distinguishability is an important thing, and the current colors
  > lack it.  font-lock-builtin is indistinguishable from font-lock-string-face,
  > and font-lock-variable is indistinguishable from font-lock-comment
  > because generally dark colors are indistinguishable from black
  > foreground color as can be seen on the screenshot below.
  > I propose to use Magenta3 for font-lock-builtin, PaleVioletRed3 for
  > font-lock-string and return font-lock-variable back to DarkGoldenrod.
  > These colors are:
  > 1. Readable;
  > 2. Clearly distinguishable from other colors;
  > 3. Close to original colors.
  > This is a comparison chart of 3 color schemes: Emacs22, current colors
  > in CVS, and proposed new colors:

Thanks for doing this, if you are looking for opinions: your way is
better that both the current CVS and emacs22.

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