[NTG-context] RAL colours

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Apr 4 13:42:55 CEST 2015


On 4/4/2015 1:31 PM, Pavneet Arora wrote:
> Of and on, I have struggled to find a colour space that is expressive
> enough for printing, but convenient to access through ConTeXt for
> day-to-day usage.  I find with X11 that the emphasis on screen skews the
> colours to be brighter than what is desired, especially if one is
> dealing with coloured stock---say beige kraft---as I am doing with my
> current bit of typesetting.
>
> In this process I have come across the RAL colour space:
>
> http://www.ral-farben.de/content/application-help/all-ral-colours-names/overview-ral-classic-colours.html
>
> whose values can be conveniently (sort of) accessed at:
>
> http://rgb.to/ral/page/1
>
> For my immediate needs, I have simply created a set of:
>
> \definecolor[<colourName>][h=HHHHHH]
>
> However, I am wondering if it might make sense to have a
> colo-imp-ral.mkiv?  So my questions would be:
>
> 1.  Is the RAL colour space a decent one for printing purposes?  What
>      would be disadvantages, if not?
>
> 2.  Does colo-imp-ral.mkiv exist already?

it's not in the distribution so it doesn't exist

> 3.  If not, would others find it useful to have a colo-imp-ral.mkiv?  If
>      it doesn't then I would be happy to prepare one and submit it.

just go ahead

Hans

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