Re: [dev] [dvtm] Truecolor support

From: Paride Legovini <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:23:08 +0800

On 2014-10-27 21:11, wrote:
> Hi,
>> Apparently curses provides:
>> int init_color(short color, short r, short g, short b);
>> not quite sure what it does internally.
> There is no support for true color in terminfo, so curses cannot
> handle it. If your application need it the only way is to print
> directly the sequences, and the only way to detect if the terminal
> has this capability is to check TERM against a list of terminals
> that suppor it.

The SGR parameter that selects the foreground color has code 38. Its
arguments are 5;x where x is color index (0..255) or 2;r;g;b where r,g,b
are red, green and blue color channels (out of 255). Taking a look at
vt.c:444 of the latest git head we find:

case 38:
        if ((i + 2) < pcount && param[i + 1] == 5) {
                b->curfg = param[i + 2];
                i += 2;

so, if the SGR code is 38 and its first argument is 5 the foreground
color is set. What we need here is a second check where if the first
parameter is 2 the control sequence is sent directly to the terminal.
I'm not sure about the best way to do this, as I don't think that we can
use put_wc(). Before going any further I'd like to hear Marc's opinion
about the issue.

An analogous change is needed for the background color (SGR code 45).

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