blue term color in xorg (was: Re: HEADSUP: X.Org conversion)

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Sun Jul 25 08:08:48 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 11:04:51AM -0400, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> The question was why are the colors different.  I failed to find
> an answer in any of the replies.  After searching the rather large
> changelog, I find in Patch #180 - 2003/10/12 - XFree86
>   "use color resource setting from Debian package for xterm VT100
>    widget, since the choice of blues provides better contrast."

"blue" is what we're talking about.
as well as color4 and color12.

see also the note relating to the latter, which gives some of the background
in the related Debian bug report.
> If the default color scheme was purposely changed, would not an
> easier answer had simply been "the default color scheme has
> changed; use Xdefaults to tailor"?

that would have been an oversimplification.

Thomas E. Dickey
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