Re: [dev] [st] bold as bright (again)

From: Petr Sabata <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:08:24 +0200

On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 03:06:09PM +0200, pancake wrote:
> Oh.. i was about to push the patch...until I realized the original thread.
> Check those pictures:
> I executed the scripts in to check for 256
> colors and
> normal ansi escape codes. And here's the result:
> (left one is xterm, and right one is st)

Not found.

> As you may see.. not all ansi scape codes are supported, and I would prefer
> to have a patch implementing support for those missing escape codes.
> Then I run irssi:

Not found either.

> You may see some other differences... and the missuse of bright when bold
> sometimes hurts my eyes... but some programs just are hard to read without
> it...
> Another annoying thing I found in st is that text selection does not
> reflects it
> correctly until you release the mouse button, this is a bit annoying
> because you
> dont see what's going to be copied into the clipboard until it's too late.
> So, before adding this patch I would prefer some more discussion to make st
> more usable. and less eye-harmful.
> On 04/01/11 10:58, Stefan Mark wrote:
> >Some time ago, i submitted a patch that makes colors bright for bold
> >text. Most Terminals do that, and some programs rely on this (like
> >htop). The patch was rejected unless more people ask for it.
> >
> >As it seems, i'm still the only one, but i modified the patch to make
> >the bold-is-bright behavior optional. Now i try again.
> >
> >I attached two variants of the patch, one uses preprocessor directives
> >(pp.diff), the other not. Maybe i'm more lucky this time :)
> >
> >greetings
> >stefan

Speaking of colors -- another slightly annoying thing is you currently can't
define custom (not choosing one of the 16 colors) background, foreground and
cursor colors.

Petr 'contyk' Sabata, Red Hat

Received on Fri Apr 01 2011 - 15:08:24 CEST

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