Ticket #3050 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Bright colors being used as background colors

Reported by: egmont Owned by: andrew_b
Priority: minor Milestone: 4.8.11
Component: mc-skin Version: 4.8.9
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: merged Votes for changeset: committed-master


Please run

egrep ';(gray|yellow|white|bright)' skins/*.ini

This lists many occurrences where a bright color, which is only valid as a foreground color in the legacy 16-color world, is being used as background color.

This results in a completely different look with TERM=xterm (16 fg, 8 bg colors) or with TERM=xterm-256color (256 fg+bg colors) settings. With 16-color settings the color reverts to its non-bright counterpart, whereas with 256-color settings the actual bright version is used.

I really doubt that in any of these cases the goal was to be such different in the two cases, or that actually both cases were tested. Probably someone just a picked a color that looked good with their settings, and most likely it doesn't look that good with the other setup.

I believe bright colors shouldn't be used as background colors for this reason. Except, of course, in skins that were explicitly designed for the 256-color world.

(Sibling of ticket #3048.)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to andrew_b
  • Branch state changed from no branch to on review
  • Milestone changed from Future Releases to 4.8.11

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by slavazanko

  • Votes for changeset set to slavazanko

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by angel_il

  • Votes for changeset changed from slavazanko to slavazanko angel_il
  • Branch state changed from on review to approved

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from accepted to testing
  • Votes for changeset changed from slavazanko angel_il to committed-master
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Branch state changed from approved to merged

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from testing to closed
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