Bold Double Strike vs. Bold different color

Thomas Dickey
Sun May 8 00:15:00 GMT 2005

On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 07:43:59PM -0400, jose isaias cabrera wrote:
> Here is my XWin call from startxwin.bat:
> run XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -emulate3buttons -silent-dup-error
> Here is my xterm call:
> xterm -geometry 80x60 -sl 5000 -bg black -fg grey -fbb -fb font2 -display 
> -e /usr/bin/bash -l

Well - referring to "xterm -h":

    -/+bdc                       turn off/on display of bold as color
    -/+pc                        turn on/off PC-style bold colors

and "man xterm":

       +bdc    Set the vt100 resource colorBDMode to TRUE, enabling  the  dis-
               play  of  characters  with  bold attribute as color rather than

       -pc     This option enables the PC-style use of bold colors (see  bold-
               Colors resource).

       colorBD (class ColorBD)
               This specifies the color to use to display bold  characters  if
               the  ``colorBDMode''  resource  is  enabled.   The  default  is

       colorBDMode (class ColorAttrMode)
               Specifies whether characters with the bold attribute should  be
               displayed  in  color  or as bold characters.  Note that setting
               colorMode off disables all colors, including bold.  The default
               is ``false.''

       veryBoldColors (class VeryBoldColors)
               Specifies whether to combine video attributes with colors spec-
               ified  by  colorBD, colorBL and colorUL.  The resource value is
               the sum of values for each attribute: 2 for  underline,  4  for
               bold and 8 for blink.  The default is ``0.''

you might try something like

	xterm +bdc \
		-xrm '*VT100.veryBoldColors:4' \
		-xrm '*VT100.colorBD:red' \
		-xrm '*VT100.colorBDMode:true'

(that works for me).

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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