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bug#8402: Acknowledgement (24.0.50; Hex colors are not rendered correctl

From: Steve Purcell
Subject: bug#8402: Acknowledgement (24.0.50; Hex colors are not rendered correctly on OS X (Cocoa))
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 13:52:30 +0100

Chong Yidong wrote:
> On X, we just pass color names to Xlib functions like XParseColor as
> simple RGB, i.e. not specifying any particular color space, letting that
> be chosen by X.  I don't know how this choice is made; the Xlib docs
> simply say that the color space is device-dependent.  In general, I
> think we use whatever color space happens to be the system default.
> I am not familiar with the code in question, but from what I can tell
> the NS code always uses NSCalibratedRGBColorSpace, which indicates that
> using colorWithCalibratedRed to specify RGB components ought to do the
> right thing.  I don't know why it doesn't.

Thinking about this, if XParseColor interprets the RGB value as a 
device-dependent color, then it seems Erik is right that the correct NS 
function to use would be colorWithDeviceRed, not colorWithCalibratedRed.

It feels right to me that when the user sees a color on his display and enters 
its hex code in his Emacs config, the same color should get displayed. 
Switching to colorWithDeviceRed would seem to be the way to achieve this on NS, 
and under X11 the current behavior appears undefined.


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