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On 16/11/2016 08:24, Heiko Tietze wrote:

But it's hard to imagine how to deal with the 545 (luckily named)
colors from the Scribus palette.

Go back to 2004, and there were complaints from some people that the
palettes for OOo didn't contain enough colours. Those complaints were
what prompted me to create the colour palette at

The second most common complaint I've received about that palette, is
that the colours are not named. The most common complaint is the obvious


The size of the palette is not an issue, _if_ the colours are
consistently ordered by hue ,chroma, and lightness. When colours are
randomly ordered, such as by RGB value, or alphabetically, the palette
becomes, at best, awkward to use.

Should we limit the number of palettes, 

Ship with one palette, but have additional palettes available for
installation as an extension. ZD_Color_Palettes.oxt being an existing,
albeit somewhat dysfunctional example.

have also a manageable size in terms of <50 colors (this is a very
arbitrary number), postulate elaborated color names?

Personally, I think that the minimum size should be 128 colours.

One might be able to get away with a 64 colour palette, if alternative
palettes are _easy_ for non-technical people to install.
Both ooespalette.1.1.oxt and ZD_Color_Palettes.oxt throw an error, when
attempting to install their *.soc files using the extension. For
non-techies, this is a fail.


One other item to be considered, is that switching palettes from within
LibO usually requires the program to be restarted.  (My normal practice
is to close LibO, copy the palette I want to standard.soc, then start LibO.)


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