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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Color Name Dictionaries

Newly expanded and updated, Color-Name Dictionaries is my most popular webpage, averaging 150 visits per day. It is linked from Wikipedia and elsewhere. Chirag Mehta has created a Name that Color webapp using the Resene Paint Colours list. There is even a Color Dictionary iPhone app based on the NBS-ISCC Centroids and Dictionaries of Color Names.

Unfortunately, Color-Name Dictionaries has not been noticed by the X.Org Foundation nor the World Wide Web Consortium, whose products contain deeply flawed color dictionaries from the 1980s. Instigating change in the face of so much organizational inertia is a daunting task.