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Re: color schemes

From: David Golden
Subject: Re: color schemes
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 19:29:17 +0000
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lowly coder wrote:

> I'm running a term with:
> background = black
> foreground = green
> this works in most apps, like bash, irssi, etc ...; but emacs seems to
> entirely ignore it. is there anyway i can get emacs to support this?

Setting emacs' default face background and foreground color should
work at the text terminal as well as the bitmap gui.

So, in emacs:

M-x customize-face RET
default RET

- navigate to the foreground and background fields and
enter the colors you want. It will recognise the words black and green.

Also, if you uncheck both foreground and background's [X] checkmarks
(hit enter on them), so the checkmarks look like [ ] and the fields
show "*", it might just pick up your terminal default foreground and
background, but it might be more robust to use the named colors you

(aside: you might want to look into switching on 256-color mode in your
text terminal if it supports it and it isn't on - emacs and several
other text-terminal interface capable apps will use a 256 color
terminal for more possible colors, which makes e.g. syntax highlighting
rather more usable.)

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