Reenabling colors in Xcode's console
This project reenables colors in Xcode's console (with a limited palette). Just like this:
ColoredConsole-Bold.ttfin the repo via the Mac OS application Font Book.
Recently I wondered, has the answer been staring us in the face all that time. While Xcode doesn't allow styled text, it does respect colored glyphes such as 😊. That very ticket makes a bunch of suggestions for using them in the console.
ColoredConsole-Boldis a font, based on FiraMono-Bold which adds ligatures for enabling colored variants of the ASCII character set. Here's the default color range:
The 5 colors are enabled by suffixing the character with one of the Variation Selectors 6-10 (FE06, FE07, FE08, FE09 and FE0A).
You can have different colors and modifier codepoints by changing and running
./colorify.pl. I have not documented this (yet).