Commit fed7c77a authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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@end defun
@defun x-color-defined-p color
This function reports whether a color name is meaningful and supported
on the X display Emacs is using. It returns @code{t} if the display
supports that color; otherwise, @code{nil}.
This function reports whether a color name is meaningful. It returns
@code{t} if so; otherwise, @code{nil}.
Black-and-white displays support just two colors, @code{"black"} or
@code{"white"}. Color displays support many other colors.
Note that this does not tell you whether the display you are using
really supports that color. You can ask for any defined color on any
kind of display, and you will get some result---that is how the X server
works. Here's an approximate way to test whether your display supports
the color @var{color}:
@example
(defun x-color-supported-p (color)
(and (x-color-defined-p color)
(or (x-display-color-p)
(member color '("black" "white"))
(and (> (x-display-planes) 1)
(equal color "gray")))))
@end example
@end defun
@defun x-color-values color
This function returns a value that describes what @var{color} should
ideally look like. If @var{color} is defined, the value is a list of
three integers, which give the amount of red, the amount of green, and
the amount of blue. Each integer ranges in principle from 0 to 65535,
but in practice no value seems to be above 65280. If @var{color} is not
defined, the value is @code{nil}.
@example
(x-color-values "black")
@result{} (0 0 0)
(x-color-values "white")
@result{} (65280 65280 65280)
(x-color-values "red")
@result{} (65280 0 0)
(x-color-values "pink")
@result{} (65280 49152 51968)
(x-color-values "hungry")
@result{} nil
@end example
@end defun
@defun x-synchronize flag
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