Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75177
Syntax highlighting colors wrong in RH8.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:11 EDT
Description of problem:
When using vim at the console, the colors used for syntax-highlighted text are
the "dark" set of colors. Dark text on a black background isn't so easy to
read, and it is not the correct behavior. To quote the vim manual
Vim guesses the background color that you are using. If it is black
(or another dark color) it will use light colors for text. If it is
white (or another light color) it will use dark colors for text.
Red Hat 7.3's vim does it right; it uses the light colors when running from the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
While logged in at the console, do:
Actual Results: We see the colors brown, dark red, and dark blue.
Expected Results: As in RH 7.3, we should see the colors yellow, bright red,
and bright blue.
I'm not entirely sure if the problem is in the vim package or outside...
Nevermind. This is due to the Unicode font used by default in RH 8.0. (See also