I couldn't read cells in sc-im because there was little contrast between the background and foreground colors. I temporarily fixed this by changing my terminal's color scheme, but I'd prefer to keep it. A permanent solution was to change sc-im's colors, for example:
color "type=INPUT fg=WHITE bg=BLACK"
and changed the colors of the help documentation with:
color "type=NORMAL fg=WHITE bg=BLACK"
The help menu provides more details for the colors to use. You type
search for color with
\color, getting the explanations for all the types
supported. I experimented with a couple of options and saved my final colors in
~/.scimrc. Here's what I had:
color "type=INPUT fg=WHITE bg=DEFAULT_COLOR" color "type=NORMAL fg=WHITE bg=DEFAULT_COLOR" color "type=ERROR_MSG fg=RED bg=BLACK" color "type=CELL_SELECTION fg=BLACK bg=WHITE" color "type=HEADINGS fg=WHITE bg=DEFAULT_COLOR" color "type=WELCOME fg=WHITE bg=DEFAULT_COLOR" color "type=MODE fg=WHITE bg=DEFAULT_COLOR"
I also found a ticket on the problem and presented my solution here.