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Posted by Gore   (207 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Wed 13 Jan 2010 12:04 PM (UTC)
Hey, I was just curious why you chose the color codes that you use. i.e. why is green 0,128,00, vs 0,255,0 etc? thanks!

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Posted by Larkin   (278 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Wed 13 Jan 2010 12:15 PM (UTC)
They are the ANSI/Telnet color standard values. There's regular green, and then there's bright green, too.
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Posted by Worstje   Netherlands  (899 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Wed 13 Jan 2010 01:22 PM (UTC)

Amended on Wed 13 Jan 2010 07:16 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

Those are standardized names, I'm afraid. Most of the computer world uses those assignments, in Windows and on the web. The bright green is called 'lime', just like how the bright pink isn't called pink but 'fuchsia'. The choices are baffling sometimes, but hey, we deal with them.

Besides, absolutely specifying the color numbers is always best if you ask me. No doubt about stuff ever. :)

Edit: corrected a silly typo where I put in the totally opposite word by mistake. >_<
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Posted by Gore   (207 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Thu 14 Jan 2010 07:49 AM (UTC)
I thought as much but I was a bit confused with regards to another client. heh.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,675 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #4 on Thu 14 Jan 2010 10:42 PM (UTC)
I don't know which other client you are referring to, but if you check out this page (amongst others):


... you will see that green is indeed a "standard" of "Green #008000" (where hex 80 is 128).

I seem to recall that Zugg and I agreed a while ago to use exactly the same colour codes for the same names, so hopefully it is not zMud you are talking about.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Gore   (207 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Fri 15 Jan 2010 12:49 PM (UTC)
No, it's a new client called mudlet that I'm investigating. His (whoever the developer is) colors are weird. Green is 0,255,0, and it doesn't have silver. Very inconvient for making a direct port of my system. He said that he uses some standard RBG list he found from the X11 some such.

I might just stick with mushclient. I haven't used it for 7 years for no reason after all :P
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Posted by Shadowfyr   USA  (1,783 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Fri 15 Jan 2010 06:07 PM (UTC)
Yeah. There are some old Unix lists around that have like thousands of color names, and not all of them match the ones that HTML was forced to use for them, because of the browser limitations at the time. Frankly, I wish someone set a real standard, with a large set, instead of having 2-3 of them, half of which are based on the days when computers only *had* 16 non-user definable colors total.
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