Curses in colour?

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon May 28 14:47:55 CEST 2001


mrchameleon at hotmail.com (Chris Reay) writes:

> Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote in message news:<m3r8xar86v.fsf at atrus.jesus.cam.ac.uk>...
> > mrchameleon at hotmail.com (Chris Reay) writes:
> > snip ...
> > > highlighting, for example. However my curses application won't, as
> > > this function, which returns 0 shows:
> > ... snip
> > Hmm, it returns 0 for me too - but color still works.  Does it for
> > you?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > M.
> 
> No it doesn't. Strange characters are displayed (in mono) if I try to.
> Would you be able to give me an exact example of how you display a
> colour-paired string in curses? I'd be grateful.
> 

This works for me:

import curses

def main(stdscr):
    curses.init_pair(1,curses.COLOR_RED,curses.COLOR_BLUE)
    curses.init_pair(2,curses.COLOR_YELLOW,curses.COLOR_GREEN)
    curses.curs_set(0)

    win = curses.newwin(10,0,0,0)
    win.bkgd(curses.color_pair(1))
    win.box()
    win.addstr(1,2,"hello!",curses.color_pair(2))
    win.refresh()
    while win.getch() == -1:
        pass

curses.wrapper(main)

... I'm far from being a curses expert, though.

Cheers,
M.

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