Use-case for turning off display smoothing
eben.eliason at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 17:52:50 EDT 2007
Use of bold, italic, and underline for syntax highlighting can also be
effective in conjunction with color/value differences.
On 8/22/07, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> We should alway make sure that there is some value contrast in our
> color choices so that (a) things will work in reflective mode and (b)
> those with color vision deficiencies can still see important
> On 8/22/07, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
> > On 8/22/07, Jameson Chema Quinn <jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu> wrote:
> > > I'm thinking about syntax coloring. In cases like this, it is more
> > > to be able to see *whether* something is colored than to see what
> color it
> > > is. Even with no backlight, the diagonal banding would give you that
> > > information; the smoothing, by reducing that banding, would be getting
> > > the way.
> > There's no display smoothing without the backlight. The smoothing is
> > only done when color is being shown (thus the backlight is on).
> > It might be better to use 'reversed text' and/or slightly-tinted
> > backgrounds for highlighting. These should expand the number of
> > different style variants which we can distinguish without needing to
> > parse small differences in greylevel.
> > --scott
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