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More dark theme issues

aguador
I have Evo 3.32.x running in Mageia 7, Enlightenment 0.22.4, and 3.36.0
in Mageia Cauldron with Enlightnemtn 0.23.1 -- with Webkit2gtk 2.28.0
in both. Let me deal with Cauldron (3.36.0) which is my main system.

The handling of HTML is, well, uneven with dark themes -- and I get a
lot of HTML mail involving newsletters, some translation work offers,
and messages from friends and colleagues. Between yesterday and today I
have seen three variations:

 * Yesterday, the offer of a translation job was a barely legible
   light-grey on white (illegible in bright lighting) [the client uses
   https://www.gespoint.com/ to generate the messages/offers which link
   to the web to accept, reject, and add notes]
 * Today an e-mail message had a combination of invisible and visible
   text (specifically from here:https://www.wordsmith.org/awad/)
 * Also today something I have seen on other days: black letters on a
   dark-grey to black background. These are legible in the dark grey
   "shades of gray" themes, not really so with Adwaita dark. (A good
   example is the newsletter from https://theconversation.com/us.)

Questions:

 * Are others seeing this?
 * Do we know what is going on/how to fix it?
 * What information can I provide to help?

Best,
Roy

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Re: More dark theme issues

Patrick O'Callaghan
On Fri, 2020-03-20 at 18:49 +0100, aguador wrote:

> I have Evo 3.32.x running in Mageia 7, Enlightenment 0.22.4, and 3.36.0
> in Mageia Cauldron with Enlightnemtn 0.23.1 -- with Webkit2gtk 2.28.0
> in both. Let me deal with Cauldron (3.36.0) which is my main system.
>
> The handling of HTML is, well, uneven with dark themes -- and I get a
> lot of HTML mail involving newsletters, some translation work offers,
> and messages from friends and colleagues. Between yesterday and today I
> have seen three variations:
>
>  * Yesterday, the offer of a translation job was a barely legible
>    light-grey on white (illegible in bright lighting) [the client uses
>    https://www.gespoint.com/ to generate the messages/offers which link
>    to the web to accept, reject, and add notes]
>  * Today an e-mail message had a combination of invisible and visible
>    text (specifically from here:https://www.wordsmith.org/awad/)
>  * Also today something I have seen on other days: black letters on a
>    dark-grey to black background. These are legible in the dark grey
>    "shades of gray" themes, not really so with Adwaita dark. (A good
>    example is the newsletter from https://theconversation.com/us.)
>
> Questions:
>
>  * Are others seeing this?
>  * Do we know what is going on/how to fix it?
>  * What information can I provide to help?

AFAIK (no doubt Milan will correct me if I'm wrong) theme handling is
handled by Gnome and is not something Evolution has any control over.
Perhaps your DE has settings for Gnome/GTK styles (KDE does this for
example).

poc

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Re: More dark theme issues

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In reply to this post by aguador
On Fri, 2020-03-20 at 18:49 +0100, aguador wrote:
>  * Are others seeing this?

        Hi,
yes, they do. Dark theme is a challenge with HTML mails, because the
sender can override only the text color, but not the background color,
or vice versa, in which case the theme colors can make the text
invisible or very hard to read. An easy workaround is to select the
text, which will use selection foreground and background colors.

>  * Do we know what is going on/how to fix it?

It depends. Evolution tries to use theme colors, to follow the look and
feel with the rest of the desktop. That's visible with plain text
mails, which work fine. There had been done a fix for partial color
inheritance for 3.36.1+ at:
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/issues/824

Read the issue through, it contains hints on how to apply other
workaround (enable a hidden option to unset "all" HTML colors and use
the theme colors also in the HTML mails (it makes rainbow-colored mails
just two-color mails)), the same as a way to apply the fix into the
current installation.
        Bye,
        Milan

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Re: More dark theme issues

aguador
In reply to this post by Patrick O'Callaghan

El vie, 20-03-2020 a las 22:42 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan escribió:

> On Fri, 2020-03-20 at 18:49 +0100, aguador wrote:
> > I have Evo 3.32.x running in Mageia 7, Enlightenment 0.22.4, and
> > 3.36.0
> > in Mageia Cauldron with Enlightnemtn 0.23.1 -- with Webkit2gtk
> > 2.28.0
> > in both. Let me deal with Cauldron (3.36.0) which is my main
> > system.
> >
> > The handling of HTML is, well, uneven with dark themes -- and I get
> > a
> > lot of HTML mail involving newsletters, some translation work
> > offers,
> > and messages from friends and colleagues. Between yesterday and
> > today I
> > have seen three variations:
> >
> >  * Yesterday, the offer of a translation job was a barely legible
> >    light-grey on white (illegible in bright lighting) [the client
> > uses
> >    https://www.gespoint.com/ to generate the messages/offers which
> > link
> >    to the web to accept, reject, and add notes]
> >  * Today an e-mail message had a combination of invisible and
> > visible
> >    text (specifically from here:https://www.wordsmith.org/awad/)
> >  * Also today something I have seen on other days: black letters on
> > a
> >    dark-grey to black background. These are legible in the dark
> > grey
> >    "shades of gray" themes, not really so with Adwaita dark. (A
> > good
> >    example is the newsletter from https://theconversation.com/us.)
> >
> > Questions:
> >
> >  * Are others seeing this?
> >  * Do we know what is going on/how to fix it?
> >  * What information can I provide to help?
>
> AFAIK (no doubt Milan will correct me if I'm wrong) theme handling is
> handled by Gnome and is not something Evolution has any control over.
> Perhaps your DE has settings for Gnome/GTK styles (KDE does this for
> example).
>
> poc
>
>
Thanks for the quick response Patrick, I will play around. I see I also
have a response from Milan today. I have used dark themes for a long
time and do not recall having a problem until the changes started in
webkit2.

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