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Re: MS-DOS color issues

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: MS-DOS color issues
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 22:11:32 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 18:36:25 GMT
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > > Understood.  But with tty color support now available, shouldn't
> > > the DOS and tty behaviours be made to match?
> > 
> > I don't think such a radical change is warranted, especially since a
> > large class of tty-like terminals (xterm and its ilk) use bright,
> > usually almost white, background.
> It should use whatever the `cultural default' is, as long as that's
> technically possible.  This is different for different cases, but
> clearly there's no reason that the behavior of xterm should influence
> what happens on MS-DOS!  When I used to use MS-DOS, there was a clear
> bias towards using a black-background, but things may be different these
> days.

You misunderstood what I said.

The MS-DOS port used the light background since it was first released,
and I find no reasons to change that now.  There are users out there
who are used to that.

The xterm case was mentioned to show that not all TTYs are dark.

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