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Re: auctex font colors

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: auctex font colors
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:56:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> dear emacs wizards:
> in auctex, I have absolutely perfect colors under linux in its gnome/X
> windows.  the '$' sign for a new line is a nice muted gray.  but if I
> open emacs inside a terminal window (with -nw), which I do when I ssh
> into my computer, the colors become a whole lot more garish and
> obtrusive.  the '$' for a new line is now a bright red.  my guess is
> that a terminal window pretends to be some sort of ansi
> (TERM=xterm,COLORTERM=gnome-terminal), which has more limited colors,
> so emacs picks something different from its more limited palette.
> correct?
> how can I make my with in-terminal colors in auctex similar to my
> in-Xgnome colors in auctex?  I could alter the colors that the
> terminal itself is displaying.  this is probably not a good idea.  the
> worst aspect is the bright red on the $-newline, which I would love to
> switch to a muted gray.  is there an easy way just to change at least
> this one item (permanently) in a terminal window only?

Most terminal programs now support 256 colors, try changing $TERM
to xterm-256color.

Dan Espen

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