Swatches Colour File Format

This is the place to work out requirements for the new file format for colour (swatches) sharing.

Scribus Background Information

What makes up a colour in a Scribus 1.2-1.3.1 colour set?

Same as the X11/Gimp/Inkscape basic format..

  • RGB
  • Name


240 248 255             AliceBlue

These are sorted by name.

Scribus Document Colour Storage

Scribus stores the colours in the file once the document has been created so there is no reliancy on any swatch file to be around in the future (time, or platform).

This is, however, simply the colour format *before* a document is created. When a document is created (and saved to disk). In Scribus up until 1.3.0, we have the following:

<COLOR RGB="#f0f8ff" CMYK="#0f070000" NAME="AliceBlue" />

As Scribus 1.3.1 now supports spot and registration colours, we now have the following:

<COLOR Register="0" Spot="0" RGB="#f0f8ff" CMYK="#f0f8ff" NAME="AliceBlue" />

Our notes are publicly available here. —Cbradney 00:58, 12 Sep 2005 (PDT)


Oyranos Named Colour

Oyranos internal Named Colour work in progress at ColourWiki KaiUweBehrmann 11:10, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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