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`Chroma: a reference book of LaTeX colors'
 by Dr. Uwe Kern
(chroma at ukern dot de)

v1.00 (2004/04/04)

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

`Colors by parameters' displays systematic series of colors, based on
3-tuples of numbers that are interpreted as color parameters in the
`rgb', `cmy', and `hsb' color models.

`Colors by name' displays sets of colors 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 colors outside the LaTeX world (e.g. website construction or
drawing programs), the parameters suddenly gain importance.
For each color name, we display
- the color 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 color.
Additionally, for the base colors defined by the `xcolor' package, also
all 50%-mixes of base color pairs are included.

(c) Copyright 2004 by Uwe Kern. All rights reserved.
This work may be distributed under the conditions of the LaTeX Project
Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option)
any later version.



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README 1420 2004-04-04 01:00
chroma.pdf 1098515 2004-04-04 01:00

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.

Pack­age De­tailschroma
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Copy­right2004 Uwe Kern
Main­tainerUwe Kern
Con­tained inMikTeX as chroma
Topics ‘stand-alone’ doc­u­men­ta­tion
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