[metapost] CMYK colors

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 17:11:41 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Steve Peter <speter at mac.com> wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2011, at 12:43 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> On 06/23/11 00:34, Troy Henderson wrote:
>>> Is there a reason that when the CMYK colorspace support was added to
>>> MetaPost that the colors "cyan", "magenta", "yellow", and "key" (or
>>> "black") were not added as synonyms to (1,0,0,0), (0,1,0,0),
>>> (0,0,1,0), and (0,0,0,1), respectively?
>> Probably because nobody thought about it. But I do not like 'key'
>> in any case.
> Why? That *is* what K means. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_plate.
yes, we know. But "key" is really a bad name for a color.
Maybe "key_plate", but I must admit that "black" is not bad at all.

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