"Glynn" == Glynn Clements <glynn(a)sensei.co.uk> writes:
Glynn> By `normal' colours, I mean light background, dark foreground. If
Glynn> (like me) you have a dark background, then you need to use light
Glynn> foreground colours. Doing this for text is simple enough. Doing it for
Glynn> Xpm images is also straightforward (via xpm-color-symbols), provided
Glynn> that they have symbolic colours defined.
Glynn> However, if all of the images simply contain hardcoded colour
Glynn> settings, the overall appearance tends to get worse the further your
Glynn> colour scheme is from that of whoever designed the images.
>> Why is XPM superiour to PNG? Cause it's plain text?
Glynn> That's an advantage (IMHO), but the main issue for me is symbolic
Glynn> colour names.
I second Glynn's comments. The XPM format is great for things like toolbar
icons because of the configurability that symbolic color names offer. I
don't know much about the PNG format, but unless it has similar symbolic
color capabilities, it would be a net loss, IMHO.
Currently, the XEmacs toolbar makes some use of symbolic colors, but a lot
more could be done in this area.
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