[Image-SIG] Problems with XpmImagePlugin.py
douglas at paradise.net.nz
Tue Jul 6 15:36:46 CEST 2004
Richard Oudkerk wrote:
> (6) ImageColor.colormap misspells 'lightgray' as 'lightgrey'. (I
> assume this is a misspelling since it contains 'gray', 'dimgray',
> 'slategray',... but not 'grey', 'dimgrey', 'slategrey',...)
AFAIK, this spelling mixture is very old and has snuck into many realms.
Netscape borrowed XPM colours for html extensions, whence, for a
while, they entered the CSS standard. The w3c now accepts either
spelling for any shade of grey, but I think X may be more conservative.
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