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RE: Amaya 7.2 Bug Report: Color names

From: Beerse, Corné <c.beerse@torex-hiscom.nl>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 03:30:28 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <03Feb12.094522cet.119048@ns.hiscom.nl>
To: "'maillist amaya'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Hopper [mailto:kh@waikato.ac.nz]
> In article <20030211170958.C1F943DFD@lihue.inrialpes.fr>,
>    Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Bug 2 (not so sure)
> > > 
> > > Amaya displays "grey" color like "gray" and "lightgray" 
> color like "lightgrey" 
> > > but the correct names are only "gray" and "lightgrey", 
> aren't they?
> > They are.
> > > "grey" and "lightgray" values are shown by Amaya and 
> Mozilla, but are not shown 
> > > by Internet Explorer.
> > These colors are accepted by Amaya. Not sure they should be 
> removed...
>      The colour names 'grey and 'lightgrey' are standard 
> English spelling -
> however US spelling differs, writing 'gray' for 'grey'.  In 
> order to cater
> for both forms of English, both spellings are accepted (as I would say
> 'unfortunately' - but then, being English, I'm biased!).

I don't want to start a language war on this but I do like to put my 2 cents

In the X11/Unix environment, both US-english and UK-english are defined as
selectable languages. They both clearly use their own gray or grey. The
default language is 'C', after the programming language. It's a kind of
international-english. If this is the language mode (or there is no language
specified at all) all spellings are correct and one of them is used

For amaya, I would say to do the same (or something similar). If the
language mode is US-english or similar, then use US-English in the keywords
(gray etc.). If the langueage mode is UK-english or similar (like other
english variants from the Commonwealth) use UK-english for the keywords
(grey etc.). As a European (I'm Dutch), I vote for UK-english for the
default to use if the above selection is not applicable.

If the language is clearly set to one of the english variants, the already
available keywords can be 'translated' too if other keywords are also
optimized (or was is optimised ;-)?

As for the subject, It's not a bug, gray and grey are both aliasses to color
'190 190 190'. See the 'rgb.txt' file on your unix system.

Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:33:16 UTC

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