• Better colorscheme than Solarized?

    From Blue-Maned_Hawk@bluemanedhawk@gmail.com to comp.misc,alt.comp on Sun Oct 2 02:45:18 2022
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  • From Retrograde@fungus@amongus.com.invalid to comp.misc on Thu Oct 13 00:34:06 2022
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    On 2022-10-02, Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:
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    And this is a plain text response, pointing out I couldn't read a word
    of your message. But hey.
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  • From Eli the Bearded@*@eli.users.panix.com to comp.misc on Thu Oct 13 03:36:29 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    In comp.misc, Retrograde <fungus@amongus.com.invalid> wrote:
    On 2022-10-02, Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:
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    And this is a plain text response, pointing out I couldn't read a word
    of your message. But hey.

    That's okay. I read his message and I have no idea what he's asking for.
    He doesn't mention a program or operating system, and asks for opinions
    on color scheme named after a black and white photography process, so
    he's likely just going to be sad.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarization_(photography)

    Elijah
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  • From om@om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) to comp.misc on Thu Oct 13 10:35:01 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Eli the Bearded <*@eli.users.panix.com> wrote:

    That's okay. I read his message and I have no idea what he's asking
    for. He doesn't mention a program or operating system, and asks for
    opinions on color scheme named after a black and white photography
    process, so he's likely just going to be sad.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarization_(photography)

    I believe Solarized is operating system independent,
    so technically these are the correct newsgroups?

    Solarized is a color scheme for code editors and terminal
    emulators created by Ethan Schoonover. The scheme is
    available in a Light and a Dark mode. Packages that implement
    the color scheme have been published for many major
    applications, with some including the scheme pre-installed.
    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarized

    Wikipedia's widely inconsistent metrics for software project
    notability always baffles me. Solarized is important enough to
    merit its own page, however things like rocket.chat aren't?
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  • From Blue-Maned_Hawk@bluemanedhawk@gmail.com to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 01:06:34 2022
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    Subject: Re: Better colorscheme than Solarized?
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  • From Blue-Maned_Hawk@bluemanedhawk@gmail.com to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 01:13:48 2022
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    Newsgroups: comp.misc
    Subject: Re: Better colorscheme than Solarized?
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  • From om@om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 10:16:03 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:

    ​I'm sorry. I don't know why Thunderbird is making my messages not-plain-text, and i don't know how to turn it off.

    There are two things: your signature block contains UTF-8 characters,
    and you have PGP signing enabled.

    Your message is however properly formed, and Gnus v5.13 is able to
    decode it correctly. Apparently slrn/1.0.3 isn't.
    --
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  • From Spiros Bousbouras@spibou@gmail.com to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 10:14:39 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    On Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:16:03 +0300
    om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:
    Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm sorry. I don't know why Thunderbird is making my messages not-plain-text, and i don't know how to turn it off.

    There are two things: your signature block contains UTF-8 characters,
    and you have PGP signing enabled.

    Your message is however properly formed, and Gnus v5.13 is able to
    decode it correctly. Apparently slrn/1.0.3 isn't.

    My guess is that what's causing problems for some people is that Hawk's posts are BASE64 encoded. I don't know why Thunderbird does that but there do exist news.software.newsreaders and alt.comp.software.newsreaders for such questions.
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  • From om@om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) to comp.misc,alt.comp.software.thunderbird,news.software.newsreaders,alt.comp.software.newsreaders on Fri Oct 14 15:18:36 2022
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    Spiros Bousbouras <spibou@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:16:03 +0300
    om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:
    Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:
    I'm sorry. I don't know why Thunderbird is making my messages
    not-plain-text, and i don't know how to turn it off.

    There are two things: your signature block contains UTF-8 characters,
    and you have PGP signing enabled.

    Your message is however properly formed, and Gnus v5.13 is able to
    decode it correctly. Apparently slrn/1.0.3 isn't.

    My guess is that what's causing problems for some people is that
    Hawk's posts are BASE64 encoded. I don't know why Thunderbird does
    that but there do exist news.software.newsreaders and alt.comp.software.newsreaders for such questions.

    Indeed; I took it as implied that UTF-8 characters in the signature
    block causes this need for encoding, and for some reason base64 gets
    selected, instead of the (in this case) more frugal quoted-printable.

    Followup-to: alt.comp.software.thunderbird,news.software.newsreaders,alt.comp.software.newsreaders
    --
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  • From Retrograde@fungus@amongus.com.invalid to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 13:11:30 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    On 2022-10-14, Otto J. Makela <om@iki.fi> wrote:
    There are two things: your signature block contains UTF-8 characters,
    and you have PGP signing enabled.

    Your message is however properly formed, and Gnus v5.13 is able to
    decode it correctly. Apparently slrn/1.0.3 isn't.

    Interesting observation, so I tested, and you are right. Emacs
    26.3/gnus 5.13 handles it effortlessly, while slrn does not.
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  • From Spiros Bousbouras@spibou@gmail.com to comp.misc,alt.comp.software.thunderbird on Fri Oct 14 15:42:49 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    On Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:18:36 +0300
    om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:
    Spiros Bousbouras <spibou@gmail.com> wrote:
    My guess is that what's causing problems for some people is that
    Hawk's posts are BASE64 encoded. I don't know why Thunderbird does
    that but there do exist news.software.newsreaders and alt.comp.software.newsreaders for such questions.

    Indeed; I took it as implied that UTF-8 characters in the signature
    block causes this need for encoding, and for some reason base64 gets selected, instead of the (in this case) more frugal quoted-printable.

    But , as the recent thread (on comp.misc) "in praise of text files" showed , 8 bit characters go through just fine with no need for encoding. It may be
    that thunderbird decided to use BASE64 because Hawk's post contains some
    octets with value > 127 but there was no need for the programme to do any encoding.

    If one does decide to use encoding , on usenet quoted-printable seems safer than BASE64. I've never seen complaints about quoted-printable posts but
    I've seen complaints by people whose newsreaders apparently don't decode
    BASE64 posts. Also the news2.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de newsserver often drops BASE64 encoded posts. For example thbc1u$1kurt$16@dont-email.me (the opening post of this thread) does not appear at all on that server although posts from earlier dates do.

    Followup-to: alt.comp.software.thunderbird,news.software.newsreaders,alt.comp.software.newsreaders

    By the way , the post I'm responding to does not appear on news.aioe.org presumably because you have crossposted to too many newsgroups.
    --
    Visceral importance and interpretative subtlety are, sadly, inversely proportional.
    That, of course, is the great frustration of history as an intellectual pursuit: the
    further the event recedes and fades, the more refined our understanding, the less
    anyone cares.
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  • From Michael =?ISO-8859-1?Q?B=E4uerle?=@michael.baeuerle@stz-e.de to comp.misc on Fri Oct 14 18:56:14 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Spiros Bousbouras wrote:
    On Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:18:36 +0300 om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:

    [...]
    Followup-to: alt.comp.software.thunderbird,news.software.newsreaders,alt.comp.software.newsreaders

    By the way , the post I'm responding to does not appear on news.aioe.org presumably because you have crossposted to too many newsgroups.

    It seems that some of the groups does not exist, e.g. "news.software.newsreaders" and "alt.comp.software.newsreaders".

    But the group "news.software.readers" exists
    (<news:news.software.readers>, if your newsreader supports URIs).


    [Xpost reduced]
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  • From snipeco.2@snipeco.2@gmail.com (Sn!pe) to comp.misc on Sat Oct 15 00:25:16 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Michael Buerle <michael.baeuerle@stz-e.de> wrote:

    But the group "news.software.readers" exists

    Confirmed: I have lurked there since before Blinky died.
    To get attention in that group put [your newseader]
    including the square brackets in the Subject line;
    otherwise you are likely to be ignored.
    --
    ^^. My pet rock Gordon just is.

    ~ Slava Ukraini ~
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  • From 5GyYap52yQ1UGMWD@ehj46PkBWfBAng9C@VW28LtWn6wknpUMV.invalid to comp.misc on Sat Oct 15 18:29:19 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> writes:

    On 10/13/22 03:35, Otto J. Makela wrote:
    Eli the Bearded <*@eli.users.panix.com> wrote:
    [snip]
    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarized
    [snip]

    ​Yes, this is the colorscheme i'm referring to, and i want something
    better than it.

    I've been using the Modus themes for Emacs and I nicked the color pallete for that and use that for my Xresources file. I'm not particularly picky when it comes to how my desktop looks. I'd rather
    have it readable than fancy.

    You said you'd like to have a scheme with more constrast so maybe you
    can look into that.

    Cheers,
    --
    Pointless meanderings in a bleak and lonely world.
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  • From kludge@kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) to comp.misc on Sun Oct 16 13:18:25 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    In article <Z2xjxj6GLU0cTiaJR@bongo-ra.co>,
    Spiros Bousbouras <spibou@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:16:03 +0300
    om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:
    Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluemanedhawk@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm sorry. I don't know why Thunderbird is making my messages
    not-plain-text, and i don't know how to turn it off.

    There are two things: your signature block contains UTF-8 characters,
    and you have PGP signing enabled.

    Your message is however properly formed, and Gnus v5.13 is able to
    decode it correctly. Apparently slrn/1.0.3 isn't.

    My guess is that what's causing problems for some people is that Hawk's posts >are BASE64 encoded. I don't know why Thunderbird does that but there do exist >news.software.newsreaders and alt.comp.software.newsreaders for such >questions.

    They are BASE64 encoded because they are MIME-packed. They are MIME-packed
    for the reasons mentioned above, that the signature contains high bit chars
    and PGP signing is enabled. When you turn PGP signing on, the signature is
    not just appended to the file but sent as a MIME enclosure. Because there
    are high bit chars, that MIME enclosure gets BASE64ed.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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  • From Richard Kettlewell@invalid@invalid.invalid to comp.misc on Sun Oct 16 18:00:28 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) writes:
    They are BASE64 encoded because they are MIME-packed. They are MIME-packed for the reasons mentioned above, that the signature contains high bit chars and PGP signing is enabled. When you turn PGP signing on, the signature is not just appended to the file but sent as a MIME enclosure. Because there are high bit chars, that MIME enclosure gets BASE64ed.

    MIME doesn’t enforce base64. quoted-printable is an option too, and a
    more appropriate one for Usenet where half the clients don’t seem to
    have been updated since 1995.
    --
    http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/
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  • From kludge@kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) to comp.misc on Sun Oct 16 17:04:01 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Richard Kettlewell <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) writes:
    They are BASE64 encoded because they are MIME-packed. They are MIME-packed >> for the reasons mentioned above, that the signature contains high bit chars >> and PGP signing is enabled. When you turn PGP signing on, the signature is >> not just appended to the file but sent as a MIME enclosure. Because there >> are high bit chars, that MIME enclosure gets BASE64ed.

    MIME doesn't enforce base64. quoted-printable is an option too, and a
    more appropriate one for Usenet where half the clients don't seem to
    have been updated since 1995.

    This is true, but sadly not all applications developers think this way.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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  • From Spiros Bousbouras@spibou@gmail.com to comp.misc on Mon Oct 17 10:38:14 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    On 16 Oct 2022 13:18:25 -0000
    kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
    In article <Z2xjxj6GLU0cTiaJR@bongo-ra.co>,
    Spiros Bousbouras <spibou@gmail.com> wrote:
    My guess is that what's causing problems for some people is that Hawk's posts
    are BASE64 encoded. I don't know why Thunderbird does that but there do exist
    news.software.newsreaders and alt.comp.software.newsreaders for such >questions.

    They are BASE64 encoded because they are MIME-packed. They are MIME-packed for the reasons mentioned above, that the signature contains high bit chars and PGP signing is enabled. When you turn PGP signing on, the signature is not just appended to the file but sent as a MIME enclosure. Because there are high bit chars, that MIME enclosure gets BASE64ed.

    Is there some RFC which says that it has to be encoded ? In other words , if <thbc1u$1kurt$16@dont-email.me> had

    [...]
    --------------Tt8my9EQNXhQlE93lqBKz0mM
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="------------mmNZ03EhTrk2EIAXSj0QuBYT"

    --------------mmNZ03EhTrk2EIAXSj0QuBYT
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

    Hello!

    I'm looking for a color scheme that's better than Solarized. While i
    [...]
    /blu.mɛin.dʰak/ | shortens to "Hawk" | he/him/his/himself/Mr.
    [...]
    --------------mmNZ03EhTrk2EIAXSj0QuBYT
    Content-Type: application/pgp-keys; name="OpenPGP_0x0D8C69D9C42BA5C8.asc" Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="OpenPGP_0x0D8C69D9C42BA5C8.asc" Content-Description: OpenPGP public key
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    [...]

    , would it violate any RFC ?
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  • From Spiros Bousbouras@spibou@gmail.com to comp.misc on Mon Oct 17 10:42:37 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    On Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:00:28 +0100
    Richard Kettlewell <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) writes:
    They are BASE64 encoded because they are MIME-packed. They are MIME-packed for the reasons mentioned above, that the signature contains high bit chars and PGP signing is enabled. When you turn PGP signing on, the signature is not just appended to the file but sent as a MIME enclosure. Because there are high bit chars, that MIME enclosure gets BASE64ed.

    MIME doesn’t enforce base64. quoted-printable is an option too, and a
    more appropriate one for Usenet where half the clients don’t seem to
    have been updated since 1995.

    If they can otherwise parse the MIME parts correctly , doing BASE64 decoding
    is only a few lines of C code. In some languages it would be just calling a function , possibly after importing a package.
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  • From Anton Shepelev@anton.txt@g{oogle}mail.com to comp.misc,alt.comp on Mon Jan 23 16:34:57 2023
    From Newsgroup: comp.misc

    Blue-Maned_Hawk:

    I'm looking for a color scheme that's better than
    Solarized. While i do like Solarized (especially
    the 256-color Solarized), there are a few problems
    that i have with it, such as the way that the
    palette fails to map to the traditional 16-color
    palette and the somewhat strange imbalances in
    some of the colors.

    I have never seen a 256-color version, nor am inter-
    ested in it. The one I know is 16-color:

    https://github.com/altercation/solarized

    And I don't think it is as good as advertised:

    1. Some colors are too similar (red and orange).

    2. The light version has perceptually less contrast
    than the dark one.

    3. The brighnesses are overequalised, whereas some
    variation is desirable.

    4. The hues and saturations are chosed using the LAB
    color model, which, although perceptive, has its
    imperfections. The human is the ultimate judge.

    So what i'm looking for is a color scheme like
    this:

    -- About the same level of contrast as Solarized

    -- Easily invertible, like what Solarized does

    -- Maps to the traditional 16-color palette (i.e.
    has bright and darks of the primaries, secon-
    daries, black, and white)

    -- Colors are balanced and not biased towards any
    particular color (e.g. not warm- or cool-lean-
    ing)

    -- Doesn't make assumptions about how it will be
    used (e.g. doesn't go "red should be more in-
    tense because it's often used for warnings" or
    some bullshit like that)

    Does anyone know of something that fits the bill?

    No, and I checked lots of ANSI-compatible palettes.
    Very manage so much as barely to work in Far, Nor-
    ton, and Midnight Commander. I am currenly working
    on a improved version of the standard eye-piercing
    ANSI palatte with most of your goals except in-
    versibility.

    P.S.: I can read your articles in Sylpheed, but dis-
    approve of their format.
    --
    () ascii ribbon campaign -- against html e-mail
    /\ www.asciiribbon.org -- against proprietary attachments
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