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Re: Turning off colorization

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> So maybe Emacs could offer a way to turn off colors without turning off
>> syntax highlighting, at least in SHR. I think it would be generally
>> useful, but don't know if and how it could work generally.
> Yeah.  It seems like whenever somebody asks for stuff in this area, it's
> always "make all those colours go away", not "make syntax highlighting
> stop".  For instance, I would assume that people would still want links
> in eww to be underlined even if nothing colourful happens.
> So perhaps Emacs just needs another general setting here?  `color-mode'
> (or something).  If that (buffer-local) variable is nil, redisplay would
> simply ignore all foreground/background colour specs.
> This isn't really about syntax highlighting, but about how some people
> prefer monochrome buffers, I think.

That is a very good description of my personal needs. I even understand
the physics of what's wrong (with me) but I can't speak to how many
other people may or may not have this issue. So I can't say if we are
solving a bigger problem or just making a big deal about my weird

I've set up Emacs to work for me and I'd like to be able to say to Eww:
"please leave my background and foreground choices alone for text that
wouldn't otherwise be decorated in any way"

The shr-inhibit-coloration patch does exactly that, but I understand
that there is some discussion as to how classify this type of change.

As Wolfgang pointed out, font-lock isn't it since I still want

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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