[rfc-i] Color/grayscale/monochrome

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Sep 27 23:36:56 PDT 2012


Hello Leonard,

Agreed with what you write below for high-quality print, but I was 
assuming (I think reasonably) that for IETF purposes, simple colors such 
as 'red',... as you describe below should be enough.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2012/09/27 21:20, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
>> In terms of technology, color doesn't introduce many complications.
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> You need to spend more time in the world of graphics&  images....
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> Color introduces HUGE problems _IF_ you are concerned about 100% accurate color reproduction on any output "device".
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>> Graphics and image formats these days can handle color without problems.
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> IF AND ONLY IF they are authored properly, incorporated into color-aware file formats, and then viewed/displayed/printed properly.
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> Otherwise, nothing works 100% correctly.
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> Of course, in many cases, you may not care if your "red line" is a bit darker or lighter as long as it is "red".   But if it were to turn "green", then you might care!
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>> Same for displays even on quite limited devices (not if one wants to read an RFC on the display of a washing machine or a pocket calculator, but in that case,>there will be more serious problems anyway).
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> Actually many devices are even worse (when it comes to handling color properly), as they don't bother to include and/or support color management.  In fact, the ICC (International Color Consortium) has decided to focus a big part of this years "DevCon" (<http://www.color.org/DevCon/devcon12.xalter>) on the areas of mobile and web color management.
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> Leonard
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