Re: Confused about color

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Thu, 18 May 1995 01:17:55 -0700


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Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 01:17:55 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Confused about color

>> >>Does anyone know where to get the table of the hexidecimal# for changing
>> >>the text color, and the spec for changing those text color.

[snip]

>I've never used the system 7.5 label colour wheel, but have the 7.1
>version.  It returns 2 byte unsigned integers.  Anyway, to convert
>these to hex values follow this algorithm where val is the value to
>be converted.
>
>Note that the hex digits are 0..9,a,b,c,d,e,f where a..f represent
>10..15
>
>While val > 0
>do

[snip]


Hey, if you have Excel 4.0, just use my handy-dandy RGB-Calc spreadsheet!
It converts Color Picker values, both integers and percentages, into the
hexadecimal format needed. Here's the URL:

   ftp://ftp.primenet.com/users/b/boo/excel4-rgb-calc.hqx

It's cross-platform, too! (Mac/Win, anyway)


-Walter :)

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