Critic markup visibility for dark themes

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23 Nov, 2017 09:09 PM

Using critic markup, at least on dark themes, poses a seriuos issue of readability.
I searched the discussions for similar posts and didn't find anything so maybe it's just my machine.

See the following test using Swiss CSS and the text

A paragraph to show {==highlighted text==} is difficult to read {>>and comment as well<<}.

  • In the Markup view the highlited text is white on bright yellow so invisible. Comments are a bit better but still not optimal (screenshot 1)

  • In Original or edited views the highlighted text is rendered differently from the normal text (which is OK since it's highlighted) but simply using black characters (screenshot 2); not easy to read as well and, by the way, shouldn't it keep the formatting of Markup view?

Anyone else seeing this?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 24 Nov, 2017 05:55 PM

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    Thanks for pointing this out, I'll look into it for the next update.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Brett on 24 Nov, 2017 06:17 PM

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    Updated all of the colors for inverse modes, thanks again. Hadn't caught this before!

  3. Brett closed this discussion on 24 Nov, 2017 06:17 PM.

  4. johseb re-opened this discussion on 24 Nov, 2017 06:33 PM

  5. 3 Posted by johseb on 24 Nov, 2017 06:33 PM

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    Hi Brett,
    Difficult to catch 100% of the issues; could you please have a look at syntax highlighting as well?
    E.g. Upstanding Citizen seems to have problems with code syntax (see my screenshot)

    Thanks again.

  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 24 Nov, 2017 06:35 PM

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    Yep, I'll fix that as well.

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