ErcFaces

Customizable text properties in ERC

You can change these by doing M-x customize-group and typing erc-faces at the prompt. Note that many ColorTheme’s already have some of these set.

You can also change the individual faces like this: (set-face-foreground ‘erc-notice-face “dimgrey”) use “set-face-background” to set the background colour.

erc-default-face
channel text, any other default text
default nothing set
erc-direct-msg-face
private messages, notices
default foreground - indianred
erc-input-face
the commands and text you typed
default foreground - brown
erc-bold-face bold
self-explanatory
default bold
erc-inverse-face
self-explanatory
default foreground - white, background - black
erc-underline-face
self-explanatory
default underline
erc-prompt-face
the input prompt text
default bold, foreground - black, background - lightblue2
erc-notice-face
server notices (join and leave messages; for notices from other users use ‘erc-direct-msg-face’)
default bold, foreground - slateblue
erc-action-face
actions in channels, queries and ctcp action
default bold
erc-error-face
server and ERC error messages
default foreground - white, background - red
erc-timestamp-face
the timestamp in front of all lines of text when ‘erc-timestamp-format’ is set
default bold, foreground - green
erc-nick-default-face
nicknames in channels
default bold
erc-nick-msg-face
nicknames in messages and private notices
default bold, foreground - indianred
The following faces are also available with erc-match is loaded (see ErcHighlighting for more details)
erc-pal-face
just the nickname or nickname and text of pals you have set in ‘erc-pals’
default bold, foreground - magenta
erc-fool-face
just the nickname or nickname and text of fools you have set in ‘erc-fools’
default foreground - dim gray
erc-dangerous-host-face
just the nickname or nickname and text of text sent from those in your ‘erc-dangerous-hosts’
default foreground - red
erc-keyword-face
matches to keywords you have set with ‘erc-keywords’
default bold, foreground - pale green
erc-current-nick-face
occurrences of your current nickname
default bold, foreground - dark turquoise

Interpreted colors

You can also customize the colors you see when users add \C-C followed by a number between 0 and 15 to the lines that they send (see ErcControlCharacters) by setting these faces:

fg:erc-color-face0 - fg:erc-color-face15

bg:erc-color-face0 - bg:erc-color-face15


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