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Re: [Lynx-dev] link background in lynx-2.8.6-27

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] link background in lynx-2.8.6-27
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:19:40 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 08:13:16PM +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >
> >well, early on (before color), black text on a white background was
> >the usual.  But with colors, for quite a while white text on a black
> >background was the rule.  Recently I've seen some black-on-white
> Are you sure?  All the early monochrome displays I encountered were
> green or orange on black.  In some cases that was due to the actual

I was referring to configurations of xterm (which is usually enough for
the audience, who generally aren't _that_ old).

Pre-X.... generally it was still light-colored text on dark backgrounds.
White phosphors always were too expensive for CRT's; the best were some
variety of light blue.  Dirt-cheap ones were some type of green or red.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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