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A color scheme for vim available on 88- and 256-color xterm.
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mrkn256 is a colorscheme for vim designed by mrkn. It is avaiable on 88- and 256-color xterm, and on gvim.


This is a colorscheme designed by mrkn based on "desert256" colorscheme created by Henry So, Jr. This colorscheme is designed to work with with 88- and 256-color xterms.

A screen shot is available at

The ancestor version "desert256" colorscheme is available at

The real feature of this colorscheme, with a wink to the "inkpot" theme, is the programmatic approximation of the gui colors to the palettes of 88- and 256- color xterms. The functions that do this (folded away, for readability) are calibrated to the colors used for Thomas E. Dickey's xterm (version 200), which is available at

Henry had struggled with trying to parse the rgb.txt file to avoid the necessity of converting color names to #rrggbb form, but decided it was just not worth the effort. I thank a lot for his results.


Copy this file into ~/.vim/colors (or $VIM/vimfiles/colors in Windows). Start it from within vim using :colorscheme mrkn256.

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