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min-colors 88

From: fatiparty
Subject: min-colors 88
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 19:09:34 +0100 (CET)

Jan 28, 2022, 03:14 by

>> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:03:54 +0100 (CET)
>> From:
>> Cc: Help Gnu Emacs <>
>> > No, it means 88 different colors overall.
>> >
>> Would you know the bit length using for each of the base colours when 88 
>> different colours
>> started to be used? Perhaps three 5-Bit numbers?
> You are thinking about this in the wrong direction, AFAIU.  On
> text-mode terminals, colors are just indices into a table, and the
> table itself is not exposed.  How the indices are mapped to the actual
> colors is entirely up to the terminal emulator.  So it is not useful
> to think about these colors in terms of bots per pixel.
I could be mistaking the interpretation of the hex-codes to the number of 


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