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

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:21 +0200

> 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.

It is not the first time this question is discussed in the list, and your
patch is the second about this issue.

> 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

Suckless software is not a place where the sentence "do it in this way
because another do it" has meaning. I understand your point of view,
but I don't like the idea of having different behaviour based in
if the background color is the default or not (what happen if you have
the same problem with your default background?), but I think maybe
a patch with a new option to st could be good. What opinion do you
have guys?


Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Tue Apr 15 2014 - 19:42:21 CEST

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