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What's the transparent hex value in text mode? =/
I dont know that there is one, really. BYOND's dmi files use 192,192,192 as transparent, and that translates into #B0B0B0, but I doubt that would return a transparent value.

Hiead
Simply don't set a background color.
In response to Nadrew (#2)
You misread the question Nadrew.

If Hiead's method doesnt work, just set a background colour and set the font color matching the background, that's as transparent as it can be ;/
In response to GhostAnime (#3)
Not quite, in text-mode if there's no 'bgcolor' property set it will take the background of any turf behind it.
mob
verb
SetBackground()
usr.text = "<font bgcolor=red>A</font>"
RemoveBackground()
usr.text = "A"