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

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:36:26 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)


On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, Robert wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> thanks for looking into this.
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Mitchell <> wrote:
>>> 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 just downloaded ubuntu 12.04 lts, opened the default terminal, set my TERM
>> to "xterm-256color", obtained ta 7.0 alpha, and ran the curses version on a
>> source file. Comments show up and I can read them. Granted they are a
>> slightly darker grey than the terminal background, but that was what I was
>> expecting.
>> You must be seeing something different?
> On Ubuntu (13.04 in my case) I re-checked and agree that it is
> readable (maybe a bit low-contrast). Apologies if I made you download
> it unnecessarily. I might have set a theming or terminal setting which
> caused this to look worse and cannot reproduce it now.
> I've attached a screenshot on OS X with default Terminal settings (OS
> X Lion, 10.7). The comments in the first line are only visible when
> the caret is on the line.
> After some searching ... I found the crucial setting: "Use bright
> colors for bold text" in With this setting it looks
> good!
> Maybe this could be added to the FAQ or installation notes - I don't
> know how I missed this setting, maybe because I had a poorer
> understanding of how the 'bold' colors were reused when creating the
> terminal theme.

Thanks for the note. I will add this to the FAQ. I wasn't expecting users
to use the dark theme on OSX, heh.


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