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Re: solarized

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: solarized
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:53:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Göktuğ Kayaalp <self@gkayaalp.com> writes:

> On 2020-09-16 04:30 +03, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is the challenge WRT accessibility. For me, with very poor vision
>> (legally blind), I find Solarized dark theme to be one of the most
>> accessible themes I've used. I have a real problem with 'light' themes and
>> need themes with a darker background. Unfortunately, I also have problems
>> with some 'pink' or 'purple' colours, which just appear blurred to me.
> FWIW I’d say Solarized Dark is far tamer than the light version, and it
> sometimes feels like the light version was never intended seriously by
> the colourscheme’s original creator.
Observer word "feel" you are using. "Feel" refers to a subjective
perception. As I understand original author's page, original colors were
"calculated" not intended to work with each other. The goal was to offer
same contrast when using both light and dark colors. Whether that amount
of contrast is enough, good, likeable etc is probably anyone's personal

>> The solarised themse are good themes and quite popular and I think they
>> should definitely be added to the default set of themes included in Emacs.
>> Whether either of them should be the default theme is another question, but
>> it would be good to be able to just turn them on if needed.
> That’s why I think fiddling with defaults is kinda missing the point.
> We all have what our minds want and bodies need, and the colours of a
> program we’ll use a lot, if configurable, is one of the first things
> we’ll adjust.  When I watch coding videos for example, I rarely see
> people sticking to even VS Code’s or Sublime Text’s default
> colourschemes, which are dark and ‘trendy’.  So it might not be worth
> the breakage.
For that reason Solarized, among other themes can be included and left
for people to switch if they prefer.

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