Support for bold text color

Asked by James Attard on 2013-11-30

Is bold text color supported with the latest version of Terminator? I have this feature on gnome-terminal as is very useful and productive. This enables to manipulate the color of the bold text attribute.

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2013-11-30
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2013-12-02

Hi James,

I'd need to understand what exactly, and more importantly the how, you are doing this in gnome-terminal. Both gnome-terminal and Terminator use the same terminal widget (vte), but very different versions. It may be a feature of the newer vte version (as used in gnome-terminal), but if you explain how you set this and what you see I can check if we can do it.

I think I see what you mean in gnome-terminal: "Profile preferences..." menu -> "Colors" tab -> "Bold color" option.

If so then at the moment it is not possible to set a seperate bold colour in the Profile of Terminator, but I'm not sure if this is because we can't or if it is a limitation of our older vte.

Sorry, that last sentence should read:

If so then at the moment it is not possible to set a seperate bold colour in the Profile of Terminator, but I'm not sure if this is because we haven't implemented it or if it is a limitation of our older vte.

+1 from me too on this feature request, I find this option available in xterm, mrxvt, and gnome-terminal.
It can improve readability of man pages dramatically.
Personally I would also love to see support for colorBD, colorBL, colorRV, and colorUL from xterm/mrxvt man pages,
which are respectively specific colors for bold, blink, reverse and underline character attributes.

Regards.

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