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Re: min-colors 88

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: min-colors 88
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:33:25 +0700

On Thu, 27 Jan 2022 at 13:14, fatiparty--- via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> wrote:

> I keep seeing 88 for min-colors.  I wonder if a different number would be 
> more appropriate, as it seems
> that 88 is quite arbitrary.

Historically, there existed terminals that supported a maximum of 8
colors, 16 colors, 88 colors (basic 16 + 4×4×4 color cube + 8 grays?),
then 256 colors (basic 16 + 6×6×6 cube + 24 grays), and finally 24-bit

Unless you intend to make a color theme for wide distribution, I
suggest configuring your own terminal emulators for 24-bit color and
always assuming full color range.

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