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SubjectRe: syntax highlighting, emacs ([PATCH 0/2] Colored kernel output (run2))
On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 12:11:21AM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> Actually, blue is perceived as one of the darkest colors by the human
> eye. There is a reason that the RGB -> grayscale transformation uses
> the following weighting: r=76 g=154 b=26.

But, not every video card reproduces blue in the same way, let
alone every monitor - somewhere I've got an old CRT monitor where
blue text was mostly unreadable (_too_dark_). For photo-editing,
I now use xgamma to get adequately-consistent results on whichever of
4 machines I'm using (one LCD monitor, with KVM switch) - the
settings for the individual machines are very different.

And, of course, people have different colour vision (and unless we
are labelled as colour-blind, we each regard our colour vision as
"normal"). So, what is perfectly acceptable for you on specific
hardware may be totally unusable for someone else.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
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