fg/bg colors

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-31-92 (23:10)             Number: 385
From: HARRY GISH                   Refer#: NONE
  To: JOHN GALLAS                   Recvd: NO  
Subj: fg/bg colors                   Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
* In a message originally to All, John Gallas said:
 > I know I can take a foreground and background color, and make
 > them into
 > a 1 byte string, but can I take that 1 byte string and get a
 > foreground/background color?
Assuming 16 colors, I'd do it this way :

Color% = Foreground% * 16 + Background%
Color$ = CHR$(Color%)

to encode, and

Color% = ASC(Color$)
Foreground% = Color% / 16
Background% = Color% MOD 16
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