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I need a readable colorscheme for vim -d (or vimdiff). My problem is that some lines aren't readable (see picture), white text on yellow background: enter image description here I tried also the following in ~/.vimrc:

if &diff
   set At_Co=16
   set syntax off
   colorscheme vcbc
endif

I like syntax on and the change of the color didn’t improve. My Questions:

  1. How can I get the key word of white text on yellow background so that I can change the colorscheme manually? I tried already ‘highlight’ in vi which shows the keyword and the settings but it didn’t work.
  2. An alternative is finding a good colorscheme for vimdiff. I found some who claimed to be optimized for vimdiff like ‘vcbc‘ but it produces the same unreadable text.

I am on Ubuntu 16.04.

Thanks in advance!

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  • My own colorscheme is certainly better than the one in your screenshot. – romainl Oct 21 '16 at 21:02
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    What you should probably do is change the colour profile of your terminal, instead. – muru Oct 22 '16 at 0:51
  • Dear romainl, apprentice is the first colorscheme which produces readable code with -d. THANKS THAT'S IT! – musbach Oct 22 '16 at 21:25

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