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Re: CNS colors

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler <bsittler@mailhost.nmt.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 11:23:41 -0700 (MST)
To: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960202112046.22528B-100000@azure>
On Fri, 2 Feb 1996, Hakon Lie wrote:

> Chris Lilley has brought to attention a color naming scheme that fits
> neatly into CSS. CNS is described in [1]. The basic components of CNS
> are:

>  hues: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, white, gray,  black
 
>  saturation: grayish, moderate, strong, vivid (vivid is default)

>  lightness: very dark, dark, medium, light, very light (medium is default)
...
> In order to incorporate CNS into CSS we need some sample code for
> convert to RGB, and to resolve the 'magenta' conflict. Before we go
> ahead with this, what are people's reactions?

This seems like a good way of describing colors in human-readable form. 
I'm all for it. 

> [1] T Berk, L Brownston, A Kaufman: A New Color-Naming System for
> Graphis Languages, IEE CG&A, May 1982

Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Received on Friday, 2 February 1996 13:25:25 GMT

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