I've been trying out a few different vim color schemes but none of them ever look like the picture (they seem very dry, not as colorful). I have tried messing with all the "profile preferences" on terminal but they don't seem to fix the color issue. I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1. Any suggestions are appreciated.
The ANSI X3.64 standard only specifies 16 colors, and it's what Xterm declares in its terminfo description for "
Current versions of both Xterm and GNOME Terminal have a 256-color mode. Since most programs use terminfo to decide whether to use 256 colors, you need to set
One way to do this permanently is to add the following to your
It is, of course, even better to configure this setting in the terminal emulator itself (e.g.
Inside vim, you can use
Of course, nothing can beat gvim, which as a graphical program can use the full 32-bit color range.