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Re: Turning off colorization

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:05:23 +0100
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

>> Probably, that wouldn't suffice because redefining each and every
>> face defined by some package isn't feasible.  But maybe that "theme"
>> could also advise `defface' and friends and strip color attributes
>> from face-specs.
> Most face specs already have alternatives for monochrome displays.

That might apply to built-in faces but less so for third-party packages.
One could argue that this is a deficiency on their side (and it is) but
a general solution should handle that, too.

And it's not only a matter of colors versus no colors.  Someone who is
color-blind usually can't disambiguate red from green too well but still
she might enjoy colors, just not combinations of red and green in the
same buffer.  (Well, of course replacing shades of green with an
alternative color that is properly distinguishable of other used colors
is a much harder job than just stripping colors, but at least it seems


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