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[libreoffice-design] Re: Light Blue for Non-printing characters


Hi Mirek, all


mirek2 wrote
> I'm doubtful that
> we'll find a dev to implement any sort of smart color mechanism, but it's
> likely we'll find one to change the hard-coded color.

Since LO 4.3 has reached feature freeze with Beta1 there is no chance to add
any mechanism to anything or any configuration options.

The only change (if accepted) is to allow a more visible colour.


mirek2 wrote
> Milan is right in that the default should work out of the box for as many
> as possible. The right thing to do would be to test various colors, on
> various monitors, and on people with varying vision levels. I've contacted
> Björn Balazs about it, he said that he'll ponder whether he'll work on
> that, though he definitely won't have time until at least next week. If
> any
> of you would like to orchestrate a wide-spread test, that would be
> extremely useful. As a start, here's a JSFiddle to play with:
> http://jsfiddle.net/mirek2/4D36a/ . Just change the color in the top right
> panel to whichever one you propose and click "Run". It might be good to
> gather up a few basic hues and then test variants of different brightness
> and saturation.
>
> As for the color itself, it should:
> * Recede into the background
> * Be clearly visible on a white background
> * Be distinct from the document content (e.g. please don't use colors from
> the LibO color palette)

I believe that for colour blind people (depending on the degree, obviously)
light blue will seem like a very light shade of grey, probably not easily
visible against a white background.

Maybe the best option is some shade of Orange (e.g. Ubuntu Orange Screen HEX
#DD4814 Print C0 M79 Y100 K0 Pantone 1665)...
Looks good on your JSFiddle (excellent tool!)


mirek2 wrote
> Also, if you find a willing dev, it wouldn't hurt to add this under
> Appearance. (This whole section is "advanced", so no worries about
> cluttering up Options here. The section will hopefully be moved to "Expert
> Configuration" once that becomes usable enough.) However, adding an option
> wouldn't fix the issue at hand -- a great default is a must.

+1 for a great default

Adding options under Appearance has to wait for 4.4 (which will be released
in October 2014) so until then if nothing is done all 4.3 releases will have
a hard coded Light Blue.

Cheers,
Pedro



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Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Light Blue for Non-printing charactersCor Nouws <oolst@nouenoff.nl>
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