Origins of "ansi" color codes
ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 00:14:00 CST 2007
Frank Palazzolo wrote:
> Some old PC terminal emulators emulate "ansi" color. They use a total
> of 16 colors, which are really 8 colors with light/dark (bold/normal)
> versions. The color modes are triggered by escape sequences. The
> actual colors used in various emulators vary quite a bit.
> I am interested in knowing which terminal actually originated these
> colors (vt241? vt3xx series?).
Neither the VT240 nor the VT330/340 support these color modes.
The VT525 does, but I doubt it was the first. If I had to put money
down, I'd say it was something non-DEC that did it first.
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