> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:55:13 -0800
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>Then perhaps you or someone else could suggest how to do that in
> > But that's the most white color that your terminal can produce.
> > xterm.el doesn't _tell_ the terminal what color to produce for
> > "white", it only _documents_ (sort of) what that color is, in terms of
> > RGB components.
> I don't think so. The terminal is perfectly "brightwhite" before emacs
> starts. This is definitely an emacs bug.
The code I showed exists since 2002, and it was not changed since
> > > and there's no way I can see to set the background to brightwhite.
> > I don't think you can, not for the background. But I'm not an expert
> > on xterm.
> I know that older emacs version didn't have this problem either.
written. If you know which older Emacs version didn't behave like
this, I'd be interested to know which one.
What do you see Emacs display in xterm for the colors? I tried that
> BTW, this is a bug when using Apple Terminal, not xterm. xterm seems
> to work fine (whether the TERM is 'xterm' or 'xterm-color').
before I responded to you the first time, and saw the same E5E5E5
I don't think it will change anything, because Emacs turns on tty
> The idea was to replace "white" with the correct values, 255 255 255.
colors by their index (a small number between 0 and 7 or 15), not by
their RGB values. If you succeed, please reopen the bug and tell what
changes were needed for that.