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chroma – Chroma: a reference book of LaTeX colours

This ref­er­ence book presents sev­eral lists of colours and their re­spec­tive pa­ram­e­ters in a num­ber of colour mod­els. The lists are con­structed ei­ther by pa­ram­e­ters or by name.

‘Colours by pa­ram­e­ters’ dis­plays sys­tem­atic se­ries of colours, based on 3-tu­ples of num­bers that are in­ter­preted as colour pa­ram­e­ters in the ‘rgb’, ‘cmy’, and ‘hsb’ colour mod­els.

‘Colours by name’ dis­plays sets of colours that have been given spe­cific names such that LaTeX users do not have to care about their parametri­sa­tion. How­ever, as soon as there is the in­ten­tion to use these colours out­side the LaTeX world (e.g., web­site con­struc­tion or draw­ing pro­grams), the pa­ram­e­ters sud­denly gain im­por­tance. For each colour name, we dis­play:

  • the colour it­self plus the name of the un­der­ly­ing model,
  • a 50%-tint (mix­ture with ‘white’),
  • a 50%-tone (mix­ture with ‘gray’),
  • a 50%-shade (mix­ture with ‘black’), and
  • the com­ple­men­tary colour.
Ad­di­tion­ally, for the base colours de­fined by the xcolor pack­age, also all 50%-mixes of base colour pairs are in­cluded.

Sources/info/colour/chroma
Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Home pagehttp://www.uk­ern.de/tex/chroma.html
Ver­sion1.00
Li­censeNo Source Avail­able
Copy­right2004 Uwe Kern
Main­tainerUwe Kern
Con­tained inMikTeX as chroma
Topics type­set­ting in colour
‘stand-alone’ doc­u­men­ta­tion
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