Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Patrice, could you please change the font color for Saudi units (that should be in the ~CMI.CSV file) to white or yellow so it is easier to read. The black on dark green simply doesn't have enough contrast.
About the color, would you have the list of colors and their translation in current language, because the entry for Saudi Arabia looks like this
I would have liked to try the same yellow that is used on the Belgian Congo unit, for which the code is :
The color of the strength is $00A1F7F7.
Would you have a table where $00A1F7F7 is shown ?
What? This isn't intuitively obvious to the casual observer?
The colors are in hexadecimal ($) with the first two digits always 00 (02 here would indicate using 8 bit color instead of 24 bit color). The next 3 hexadecimal digit pairs are for BGR (backwards from RGB).
So, $00A1F7F7 translates as
00 - 24 bit color
$A1 - Blue ($A1 = 161 decimal)
$F7 - Green ($F7 = 247 decimal)
$F7 - Red
0 = none
$FF = 255 = maximum.
So, this color has less blue but almost maximum green and red. I don't know what that looks like - but it will be a bright color. To figure it out I would use CorelDraw which lets me create objects (e.g., a rectangle) for which I can set the RGB values of the fill.
The first Saudi color ($00408000) is the dark green for the country background colors. The colors, in order, are:
unit color, (i.e., background)
icon color, (used to fill medium level bitmaps)
land NATO outline color, (the frame for the box around the NATO symbol)
land NATO interior color, (the interior of the box for the NATO symbol for corps/army/army group)
strength text color, (used for all the factors, air/naval/land)
unit size color, (used for XXX, XXXX, and XXXXX and the country 3 letter abbreviation)
letter/division color (used for T for territorial, P for partisan, M for militia, and also for NATO interior color for divisions)
If you look at the Belgian unit you can see these colors at work. So the $00A1F7F7 appears pale yellow against a black background. It may or may not look the same against the Suadi dark green background.
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