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Re: About the :distant-foreground face attribute

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: About the :distant-foreground face attribute
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:52:22 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

> On Gtk and NS the region color to use is in that case specified by the
> system and should not be generated by modifying a color component.
> How do you specify that?

The reason this feature was introduced was so that Emacs could get away
with not using the specified *_foreground_color, and use the underlying
face color instead.  It is inconsistent to suddenly want to start
honoring it.

> Also, it isn't the contrast between the background and the foreground
> of a face, but the contrast between the background and foreground to
> be rendered, which comes from different faces in the case at hand.


>> This would avoid having to introduce a :distant-foreground attribute for
>> all faces, only to use that attribute for just one face (`region') and
>> for one special purpose (to cope with the GTK selection color).  It
>> would handle the generic class of problems involving text becoming
>> illegible, such as due to bad themes.
> distant-foreground can be used on any face, it just isn't.

Yep, not sure what your point is.

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