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Re: Bold colors

Subject: Re: Bold colors
From: Thomas Dickey
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:50:00 -0400 EDT
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, Pavel Tsekov wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Anton Monroe wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 07:36:30PM +0200, Caj Zell wrote:
>>> I have a slight problem with my midnight commander look. I like the fonts 
>>> when
>>> I disable color, mc -b, but running mc with colors makes the fonts look too
>>> bold for me. I realize this is probably not a mc issue, but maybe someone
>>> could give me hints in the right direction on how to change this anyhow?
>> The actual font of the characters is beyond MC's control; it uses
>> whatever font the terminal provides. But I think you are talking about
> That is not true. MC can turn on/off certain attributes of the screen -
> one of the being the bold attribute. The terminal would draw characters
> with the bold font instead of the normal one. Currently MC draws certain
> parts of the screen with the bold attribute turned on and this is not
> user configurable. A workaround would be to set the bold font of your
> terminal to a normal font  if it is possible.

If MC is built with ncurses, there is yet another place to adjust things:
ncurses checks the ncv (no color video) setting and suppresses video
attributes which are marked in the terminfo as incompatible with colors.

Thomas E. Dickey
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