Wikipedia:How to read a color infobox
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|Sample Color Information Box|
|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(255, 165, 0)|
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)||(0, 35, 100, 0)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(39°, 100%, 100%)|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
A color infobox is a table found on Wikipedia articles setting out information about a named color. It must be noted that most color names are imprecise and any color values given may only refer to a specific shade of that color.
The pieces of the infobox include:
- At the top of the infobox is the common name of the color.
- An optional picture of representing the color. For example a collection of Red objects.
- An optional range of frequencies and wavelengths for spectral color. These are only approximations as different sources will different range, and people will perceive the boundaries to be at different points.
- Zero or more sets of color coordinates referring to a specific color defined in a standard. Most commonly used color spaces do not include all possible colors.
- Hex triplet: RGB values as a 24-bit hexadecimal value.
- RGB: The coordinates in one of the RGB color spaces as commonly used by computers and video displays. Normally sRGB is used.
- CMYK color model: The coordinates in CMYK space as commonly used during color printing. Colors represented by CMYK coordinates vary greatly between printers depending on the inks used.
- HSV color space: The HSV space is a transformation from RGB space. As a transformation of RGB values, HSV values share the same limitation.
- Source: The source of the standard defining the color coordinates.