I am using dracula-theme. Only change I did is adding following line under (faces ':

(faces '(;; default / basic faces
    (region :background ,dracula-yellow :foreground ,dracula-black :extend t)

Normal color:

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When I highlight a region, bolded text's color becomes slightly gray instead of black, but unbolded text is black.

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Would it be possible to for to make color of bolded text to black when its highlighted?

  • Do you see the problem with emacs -Q? If not, bisect your init file to find the culprit.
    – Drew
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 17:11
  • I just have (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes"); (load "dracula-theme.el") in my init file. But starting it using emacs -nw or emacs -q -nw -l init.el differs from each other
    – alper
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 20:07
  • If don't see the problem with emacs -Q then something in your init file is the culprit. That's the bottom line.
    – Drew
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 20:33
  • In emacs -Q I see the same problem. You should see something like this gist.github.com/avatar-lavventura/… , where bold string is gray on the highlighted region.
    – alper
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 21:38
  • So it's not from your init file (e.g. loading some theme). In that case, consider filing a bug report / enhancement request, using M-x report-emacs-bug.
    – Drew
    Commented Apr 2, 2022 at 15:45

1 Answer 1


Its a small hack but helped, I change the font color from black to darkblue for the region. Colors slightly improved and become sharper.

    (region ((t (:extend t :background "#f1fa8c" :foreground "darkblue")))))

Example output:

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