# [NTG-context] Different colors in LaTeX and ConTeXt

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jul 12 22:03:33 CEST 2016

```On 7/12/2016 9:39 PM, Henri Menke wrote:
>
> I'm not so sure about it being a bug in pgfplots.  I played a little and
> encountered the following.

As Aditya pointed out, these (probably used for tracing) colors are
defined in such a way that they don't go via the context resolver. As
these (few) colors are basically x windows colors, you can start your
document with:

\usecolors[xwi]

which will set the context colors differently.

>> \usemodule[tikz]
>> \starttext
>>
>> % Original gray
>> \blackrule[color=gray,width=1cm,height=1pt]
>>
>> \starttikzpicture
>>   \draw[gray,line width=1pt] (0,0) -- (1,0);
>> \stoptikzpicture
>>
>> % New colors
>> \definecolor[gray][s=0.5]
>> \unprotect
>> \pgfutil at definecolor{tikzgray}{gray}{0.5}
>> \protect
>>
>> % Now ConTeXt's gray = tikzgray
>> \blackrule[color=gray,width=1cm,height=1pt]

How is that supposed to work? Context will not inherit colors from tikz,
the most you can expect is the reverse: tikz using context color
definitions.

>> \starttikzpicture
>>   \draw[tikzgray,line width=1pt] (0,0) -- (1,0);
>> \stoptikzpicture
>>
>> % Inside TikZ gray is still off
>> \starttikzpicture
>>   \draw[gray,line width=1pt] (0,0) -- (1,0);
>> \stoptikzpicture
>>
>> \stoptext

> Cheers,
> Henri
>
> On 07/12/2016 08:23 PM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Jul 2016, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>
>>> On 7/12/2016 5:07 PM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 12 Jul 2016, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 7/12/2016 3:44 PM, Henri Menke wrote:
>>>>>> Dear Hans,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> `pgfutil-context.def`.  However, they are commented out with the
>>> message
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> % no need for x colors (users can load it if needed)
>>>>>>> ...
>>>>>>> %\pgfutil at definecolor{gray}{gray}{0.5}
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> \csname pgfutil at definecolor\endcsname{gray}{gray}{0.5}
>>>>>>
>>>>>> to my document the gray shows up fine.  So that's for sure a feasible
>>>>>> workaround.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can you comment on the phrase »no need for x colors (users can load it
>>>>>> if needed)«?  I'm not quite sure what it means and it suggests that
>>>>>> there exists a proper solution to my color problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> normally you want the same colors in tikz images as in context so then
>>>>> defining them in tikz is creating incompatibilities (your case is the
>>>>> reverse and a-typical)
>>>>
>>>> However, without such redefinitions, tikz does not understand ConTeXt
>>>> colors. I use a similar workaround in my documents as well.
>>>
>>> I have no clue what you mean.
>>>
>>> \definecolor[red][g=1]
>>>
>>> \startTEXpage
>>>     \starttikzpicture
>>>        \fill[red] (0,0) circle (1cm);
>>>     \stoptikzpicture
>>> \stopTEXpage
>>>
>>> works ok here and gives green. So, one can collect a list of colors
>>> defined in tikz in a colo-imp-tikz.mkiv and load that one if needed.
>>
>> I guess it is a bug with pgfplots rather than tikz (which also means
>> that it may be easier to pursuade pgfplot maintainers to use low level
>> tikz interface, since tikz is already playing nice with context).
>>
>> \usemodule[tikz,pgfplots]
>> \definecolor[red][g=1]
>>
>> \startmode[bug]
>> \unprotect
>> \pgfutil at definecolor{red}   {rgb} {0,1,0}
>> \protect
>> \stopmode
>>
>> \starttext
>> \startTEXpage
>>      \starttikzpicture
>>        \startaxis
>>          \addplot[color=red] coordinates { (0,0) (1,1) };
>>        \stopaxis
>>      \stoptikzpicture
>> \stopTEXpage
>> \stoptext
>>
>>
>>
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