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Re: lib/44109: curses does not support full colour
The following reply was made to PR lib/44109; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Brett Lymn <blymn%baea.com.au@localhost>
Cc: lib-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: lib/44109: curses does not support full colour
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:52:29 +1030
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 06:10:00AM +0000, dholland%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost
> Curses does not let you use arbitrary RGB colors.
say different. Though looking at the curses source, init_color has
not been implemented yet.
>The color support is
> limited to the first 8 of the 16 DOS console colors from ANSI.SYS. As
> most of these colors are ugly (particularly in combinations) this
> makes it more or less impossible to take advantage of color in
> text-based user interfaces.
By default those colours are set up in curses but they are not the
only ones that can be used. The maximum number of colours available
is a terminal dependent number (terminfo attribute max_colors) as is
the number of colour pairs (terminfo attribute max_pairs).
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