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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 1995 11:04:25 +0200 (MET DST)
From: (Hellmuth Michaelis)
To: (David Anderson)
Subject:   Re: PCVT problems
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "David Anderson" at Sep 12, 95 05:40:01 pm

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>From the keyboard of David Anderson:

> > > 1- What is supposed to be bold turns out blue.(bad mappings?)
> > This is as it should be. It was done because of a shortcoming in the VGA
> > architecture. The color assignments are changeable at compile time in
> > pcvt_conf.h.
> The only thing that I found changable in that file was the kernel bootup 
> colors. I've been playing with scon though and it's working somewhat. 

Oops, my fault, the assignments for vt220 enhancements to VGA enhancements
are to be found in pcvt_hdr.h, in the table "sgr_tab_color" near the end of   
the file. In the second line you'll find the bold mapping to blue. If you
change it, keep in mind that bit 3 of the VGA attribute byte is not usable
in pcvt (because its used to switch between 2 charsets) !

An alternate choice could be to use the compile time option PCVT_SETCOLOR
which enables a patch Bruce Evans once sent in and for which i still have
not found out the syntax (i never tried .. :-) to change the color assignments
at runtime with <ESC d [something]>, Bruce, do you remeber the syntax for the
ESC-sequence ??? ;-)

Hellmuth Michaelis               Hamburg, Europe
                                              (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)nstall BSD ?

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