Colored and styled underlines¶
kitty supports colored and styled (wavy) underlines. This is of particular use in terminal editors such as vim and emacs to display red, wavy underlines under mis-spelled words and/or syntax errors. This is done by re-purposing some SGR escape codes that are not used in modern terminals (CSI codes)
To set the underline style:
<ESC>[4:0m # this is no underline <ESC>[4:1m # this is a straight underline <ESC>[4:2m # this is a double underline <ESC>[4:3m # this is a curly underline <ESC>[4:4m # this is a dotted underline (not implemented in kitty) <ESC>[4:5m # this is a dashed underline (not implemented in kitty) <ESC>[4m # this is a straight underline (for backwards compat) <ESC>[24m # this is no underline (for backwards compat)
To set the underline color (this is reserved and as far as I can tell not actually used for anything):
This works exactly like the codes
38, 48 that are used to set foreground and
background color respectively.
To reset the underline color (also previously reserved and unused):
The underline color must remain the same under reverse video, if it has a color, if not, it should follow the foreground color.
To detect support for this feature in a terminal emulator, query the terminfo database
Su boolean capability.