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Re: [Groff] color support in grotty

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: Re: [Groff] color support in grotty
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 22:41:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 07:26:13AM -0600, Rick Richardson wrote:
> The program itself and the screendumps call out for curses color
> COLOR_YELLOW.  But yellow on any of my xterms isn't yellow at all,
> rather, its most decidedly a medium orange.  To make the manual page
> look exactly like what you see on the screen using the "grops"
> postprocessor, I defined strings that set the foreground/background
> colors, and for the case of "yellow", the screendump output maps that
> to orange:
>       .ds yel \m[orange]
>       .ds Yel \M[orange]
> This works great for "grops", but doesn't work for "grotty" which ignores
> color "orange".
> I think the philosophically correct fix is for me to conditionally
> define the yel/Yel strings to be \m[yellow] and \M[yellow] if the
> postprocessor is "grotty" (even though they will still come out orange
> on an xterm) and \m[orange] and \M[orange] for all other postprocessors.
On ttys, yellow has always been quite dark.  The normal yellow is 
implemented as "bright yellow".  

Usually, there are problems with redefining yellow, but as groff input is 
intended to be device-independent a correct color translation seems to be 

Bernd Warken

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