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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [proposal] Adopt palette to Symphony palette partially
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:34:15 GMT


Da: Pedro Giffuni 
>
>Hello;
>
>Despite being so subjective, this is an extremely interesting subject.
>
>I went googling around the subject and it is quite important, I mean, there are experts
that
>work on this stuff. For example, these guys will let you obtain a palette from a picture:
>http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/index.php
>
>
>The first list of colors used as a basis for WWW standards were actually taken from the
>X11 palette:
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11_color_names
>
>
>If we were to adhere to some standard I guess that would be the starting point. Nevertheless,
>this is a matter that is far from being standardized.
>
>Looking at Symphony: I like the color palette but it still can be improved. If you slide
over
>the colors you can see names and while some are descriptive, most are not (cyan1, cyan
2)
>
>There are certainly color professionals out there that have considered this and some colors
>are popular enough to have a name:
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors_(compact)
>
>
>I would suggest that we do take initially the Symphony palette but attempt to replace
most
>unnamed colors with something that can be identified by name in either of the lists above.
>It's a lot of work and I am not volunteering though :(.
>

Just following the last link ....

Perhaps just sorting this list by hex value would provide a complete palette
for any use:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors

>regards,
>
>Pedro.

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