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Re: emacs, true color and iterm2

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs, true color and iterm2
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:57:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > Tho, obviously, for 2bit color support, we won't will want to have
>> ^                      ^^^^^
>> 24                     [delete]
>> > support for tty colors without going through some approximation table.
> Now I completely misunderstand what you mean by that, and why.

AFAIK, currently, color support in a tty goes through an approximation
step which choose the closest color number to use among the N colors
supported by the tty.

We'll want to skip this step if the terminal supports 24bit colors,
since the table would be both huge (16M entries) and useless.


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