Re: [code] [textadept] How to set "bright" ansi colors as background color in curses mode?

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:07:49 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)


On Mon, 10 Jun 2013, Robert wrote:

> Hi,
> what is the current state of setting colors in themes for the curses version?
> The manual states:
> "Note: The only colors that the terminal version of Textadept
> recognizes are the standard black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta,
> cyan, white, and bold variants of those colors. Your terminal
> emulatorís settings determine how to display these standard colors."
> Setting a color like for the regular themes displays a different color
> for me, e.g.
> property[''] = 0x362b00
> (a 'solarized' background color) displays as light gray.
> Since Pete posted a curses screenshot this should be possible, shouldn't it?
> In case it matters, my term setting:
> $ echo $TERM
> xterm-256color

The *themes/term.lua* file has light color variants that work for your
terminal setting. You can then change your styles to be non-bold if you

> Another question,
> the default comment styling, bold black, is unreadable in this setup,
> also in the default Ubuntu terminal.
> Maybe this could be changed to yellow or something (if required for 8
> color terminals) or light_black (if possible)?

I will look into this, thanks.


You are subscribed to
To change subscription settings, send an e-mail to
To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to
Received on Mon 10 Jun 2013 - 10:07:49 EDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Tue 11 Jun 2013 - 06:26:11 EDT