[metapost] MP docs

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 18 13:11:30 CEST 2007

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> The user-friendly solution were to have 'black' and 'white' behave 
>>> as an
>>> rgbcolor /or/ cmykcolor depending on the context, but I don't know if
>>> that is possible in MetaPost.
> No, but it could be a greyscale, as Hans proposed. But I am not sure
> that that is a good idea. The whole point of also having greyscale
> and CMYK color models is to have more control over color conversions.
gray conversion?

a rip translates the 4th component to a b/w plate anyway and does the 
same with a gray scale
> grey levels are bare numerics, yes. It seemed silly and over-complicated
> to introduce a <type> for a <single value>.
hm, but withcolor <numeric> does not work so one cannot use greyscales as one used rgb/cmyk which is inconsistent and more silly 


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