Re: [dev] [PATCH] Don't make bold text bright with default color

From: Yuri Karaban <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:45:19 +0300

>>>>> "REVC" == Roberto E Vargas Caballero <> writes:

>> if default color is used (with light background and black
>> foreground it's looking rather ugly, brightened black font
>> becomes gray and unreadable on light gray background).

    REVC>> If you don't like you can always change the background.

Quite the opposite, I like my background color and I don't want to
change it.

Bold colors are brightened to stand out even more. But with the light
background and dark foreground brightening acts contrary making the
letters less emphasized.

>> Please consider adopting standard behavior, otherwise it's making
>> the bold text hard to read on a gray background ;-)

    REVC>> standard? could you explain what standard are you talking?,
    REVC>> because I think no iso, or ansi, or whenever you want made a
    REVC>> standard about it.

Don't jeer, believe you understood that I mean de-facto standards
(xterm, rxvt, gnome terminals based on libvte, etc.). Every terminal
which I tried behaves consistently (doesn't brighten implicit default
foreground with bold face). You may try yourself escape sequences which
I provided.

I'm sorry for disturbing you, I thought my observation would be
useful. I was wrong.

Concordia salus.
Received on Tue Apr 15 2014 - 17:45:19 CEST

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