aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Fri Aug 6 10:06:48 UTC 1999
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Russ McClay wrote:
}On Fri, 6 Aug 1999 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
}> AOL has a Computing Webopaedia. The word of the day is "CMYK." It's at
}> CMYK stands for Cyam-Magenta-Yellow-Black. The first letters of each
}> word were in bold.
}> Er, so wouldn't that be CMYB?
}Perhaps concern for confusing B for Blue.
Most older monitors (or Visual Display Units) were RGB (red green
blue), as are HTML colors. So, "B" does mean blue, but in a slightly
different context. When I was working in desktop publishing, we sometimes
had to convert RGB and CMYK values, and I guess saying "change B to 23 %"
might have been a bit confusing.
Aaron E. Drews The University of Edinburgh
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http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron and Linguistics
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