131495Re: max colors in text based terminals
- Jun 4, 2012On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 01:03:40PM EDT, Charlie Kester wrote:
> On 06/03/2012 11:14 AM, Chris Jones wrote:[..]
> > Konsole and derivatives support a 24-bit color palette, i.e. theyNone that I'm aware of.
> > let you display 16,777,216 colors concurrently.
> But how many text-mode apps are there that can use more than 256
> colors at a time?
> If they're using ncurses, they're limited by what that libraryWell, I don't use Konsole, but from what I understand you are pretty
> supports. (256 colors max, IIRC.) Dittos for slang-based apps.
much limited to using hard-coded escape sequences.
> It's been a while since I looked at konsole (I use roxterm myself),The purpose of syntax highlighting being to help differentiate text
> but what many terminal emulators let you do is map a subset of those
> 16M colors into the 256-color palette used by the apps. That's not
> quite the same as letting you display all 16M colors concurrently.
elements at a glance, I'm not sure the ability to display 16M colors
concurrently (or 256, even..น) is in itself relevant. Of course there is
a useful side-effect, whereby if terminfo, ncurses, console Vim etc.
supported 16M colors, gVim color schemes would be directly portable and
display in the same colors on such terminals as on the GUI.
All the same, I'd be curious to know what the Konsole developers had in
mind when they implemented 16M colors supportฒ.
น unless they happen to be right next to each other I can't tell the
difference between between grey 235/236, and even then I have to look
close.. never mind the difference between #0F0F0F and #101010.
ฒ keeping in mind, that this adds up to over 281 trillion color pairs:
makes for a huge display if you want to display them all at the same
AHH! The neurotic monkeys are after me!
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