Looking at the examples you mention, I can't understand how can you stand them :) Here's what I use almost exclusively (I also use mlterm, if i have to edin something remotely in UTF8):
aterm -bg black -fg grey -cr white -tr +sb -sl 2048 -font -cronyx-fixed-bold-r-normal-*-14-130-75-75-c-70-microsoft-cp1251
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