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Re: Using Emacs in fbterm.

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Using Emacs in fbterm.
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 20:35:32 +0000

Hello, Gregory.

On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 20:27:14 +0000, Gregory Heytings wrote:

> >> I don't think so.  It's framebuffer based indeed, so in theory it can 
> >> support true (24 bit) colors.  In practice, text-based rendering is 
> >> limited to the eight standard colors.
> >
> > What do you mean with "text-based rendering" and in which way is that a 
> > limiting factor?
> >

> I meant the rendering based on the standard ANSI escape sequences, which 
> are used when programs run in a Linux console.  But you're right, it's not 
> a limiting factor indeed, Emacs could be adapted to use the private escape 
> sequences defined by fbterm.

Why should Emacs need adapting?  Surely these terminfo entries for
fbterm's private colours should suffice for ncurses to display them
correctly.  Or am I missing something?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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