Originally published 2008-04-18
Emacs 22 has extremely nice color schemes for syntax hilighting. However, they only work in terminals that support lots of colors. By default, screen doesn't support lots of colors, so you're stuck with the plain old color scheme in emacs when using screen.
I recently found a good guide about how to make the pretty colors work in screen. The original URL of the guide is http://pastie.caboo.se/125089.txt, and I've mirrored it on xvx.ca in case the original disappears.