Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74399
bold isn't visible with default color schemes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:50 EDT
Description of Problem:
If you turn on bold, nothing happens.
If you turn on bold and then change foreground color, just the color is changed.
If you change color and then turn on bold, you have a bold foreground color (as
you would expect and happened in all previous versions).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run attached script
Everything is only correct in the rows that change color first.
The features get turned on just before each print out, so the last column
should be identical. Also when bold is switched on first, that should do
xterm maps bold to Bright blue (color 4) in the bold only case, but apart from
that has exactly the same problems ... so there may be a problem in ncurses or
the terminfo database ... who knows.
Created attachment 76884 [details]
Shell script to print text in colors and bold, shows bugs in bold handling
What's probably happening is that your foreground color is white, which can't be
made any brighter. Also, the test script incorrectly resets the bold attribute
by requesting attribute 0 (= reset all attributes).
Ok, the test script is wrong as it turns bold off.
Also, the BOLD does do something ... it's just that with the "colors from
system" (and all other predefined color schemes) you can't see it. If you choose
"custom", then bold will stand out slightly or a lot, depending on the color you
Reopened bug, because bold still doesn't work unless you have custom colors ...
and Eg. for green foreground you need an extremely dark green.
Bogus bold will be in vte 0.9.2 and later.
*** Bug 74779 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fix confirmed in vte-0.11.10-4