Terminal Guide

Faint

Set: 2
Reset: 22
urxvt
xterm
vte
konsole
linuxvc

Named colors are displayed "faint".

Exact interpretation differs from terminal to terminal.

xterm ( ✔ )

🛈 xterm multiplies each color component of the foreground color by 2/3. Thus this does not have an effect for black.

vte ( ✔ )

🛈 vte multiplies each color component of the foreground color by 2/3. Thus this does not have an effect for black.

konsole ( ✔ )

🛈 Faint is an third form of the named colors that is configurable.

linuxvc ( ✓ )

🛈 linuxvc uses a unified intensity model where faint uses intensity 0. Intensity is shared with bold and bright 8 color foreground. Reset value for intensity is 1. 🛈 faint colors always render as grey (or as the color setup via linux private control). 🛆 The default setting of faint only works with vgacon when using a 256 glyph font. When using a 512 glyph font with vgacon the default setup for faint renders as black.