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Re: min-colors 88

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: min-colors 88
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:10:10 +0100
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Yuri Khan 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 color.

Were there no monochrome terminals?

My first computer was the Mac Plus:

  A compact Mac, the Plus has a 9-inch (23 cm) 512x342 pixel
  monochrome display with a resolution of 72 PPI, identical to
  that of previous Macintosh models. [1]

This didn't prevent it from having awesome graphics,

1986 game!

You can run on Linux with the Mini vMac emulator [2] - mail me
if you need ROMs ...

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