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Re: emacs, true color and iterm2

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs, true color and iterm2
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:12:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> iterm2, a widely used open source terminal on OSX, is working on offering
>> compatibility with true color (3-byte color mode).
>> It can be a great feature for emacs users working on terminals.
>> An interesting discussion about the best way to "code" the colors is taking
>> place on https://code.google.com/p/iterm2/issues/detail?id=218.
>> Could a core emacs developer give them some feedbacks ? (does emacs
>> requires a special encoding ?)

> What Emacs needs can be seen from its support of xterm-256, see
> xterm.el in the Emacs distribution.  In a nutshell, someone should
> write a function that registers all the supported colors as
> xterm-register-default-colors does.

Tho, obviously, for 2bit color support, we won't will want to have
support for tty colors without going through some approximation table.


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