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Re: colored fonts in batch mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: colored fonts in batch mode
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 17:18:28 +0300

> From: Carsten Dominik <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 14:23:36 +0200
> Distribution: world
> > (set-frame-parameter nil 'display-type 'color)
> > (defun display-color-cells (&optional display)
> >   "Fake hicolor display"
> >   65536)
> Hmmm, I see where you are heading.  However, in batch mode,
> set-frame-parameter does not seem to be defined as a function....  Also
> a (require 'frame) does not seem to help.
> Any further ideas?

How about using the --color=NUMBER command-line switch, does this
help in any way?  E.g., try with 8 as NUMBER.

I must say that what you are trying to do might simply be impossible
with Emacs, as Emacs uses frame-type specific methods to turn colors
on and off, so it needs to know what kind of frame is it dealing with.

IOW, you are trying to piggy-back on the Emacs display engine, so you
need to play by its rules.

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