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Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 16:27:50


Ironheart
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which colour(notice i spell it with a u because i use english english) for map bonus broders are the best.which is the best for a fantasy map and a real life map.
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 16:36:00

Grzechooo 
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"British English", not "English English" (wtf does that mean)
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 16:42:26

Hennns
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It means the same as when norwegians say: Norwegian norwegian.
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I think standard colours is the best for real life and the oppisite for fictional.
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 16:55:47


Urfang
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Colour seems to be not english-english, but french-english style.
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 17:10:08


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is that english english english or canadian english english?
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 17:40:16

RvW 
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|> It means the same as when norwegians say: Norwegian norwegian.

No it doesn't; when someone speaks English English I can understand them, when someone speaks Norwegian Norwegian I can tell whether they're counting to five or saying cheers and that's about it. :p

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A while ago I tried talking about the differences between British English and American English with a guy from England. The *moment* I dared utter "British English" he interrupted me. We ended up discussing the differences between "Real English" and American English. (If anyone ever runs into Buffy's Giles they'll have to go with "Real English" versus "[Bloody-colonials](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0533469/quotes?qt0359508) English". ;) )

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|> Colour seems to be not english-english, but french-english style.

What is "french-english"? :o The French word is actually "couleur" (note the extra "e"). And Iron is of course completely right, see also the very first sentence of Wikipedia's article on [colour](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour) and especially the [spelling differences](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences#-our.2C_-or) article it links to right at the start.

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And, to answer the original question:

- I don't think there's any reason to use different bonus colours for real-life or fantasy maps.
- The most important thing is that each pair of colours you use for bonuses which are "close" to each other (not merely adjacent, if they nearly touch at any point this is still important) those colours should be very easy to distinguish.
- If you use any colours which resemble a WL army colour, don't use something which just resembles it, use something which is identical (so that WL will detect it being equal and [act accordingly](http://blog.warlight.net/index.php/2012/01/warlight-update-1-10/).
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 17:49:15


Urfang
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@RvW

Do you read the article or just link it? Quote from there:

"These words were first borrowed into English from early Old French and the ending was spelt -or or -ur.[5] After the Norman conquest of England, the ending became -our in Anglo-French in a bid to represent the Old French pronunciation,[6] though color has sometimes been used in English since the 15th century.[7] The -our ending was not only used in English borrowings from Anglo-French"

So this is the "french-english".
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 17:58:54


Ironheart
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i din't want to say British English because english came from england not britain so to say english english will be more appropriate i thought.
Any way this thread is not about american english or french english or english english or british no matter how interesting a thread it makes.
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Thanks rvw but i am looking for a the colour scheme that will make the a map look the best it can.
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 18:08:51

RvW 
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Urfang, with that reasoning there wouldn't even exist a "British English" (or "English English" for that matter), because English *extensively* borrowed from French. Of course, why even call it "French-English" then; might as well trace things back even further and go with "Italian/Greek-English"...

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Iron, are you looking for a set of specific colours to use?
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 18:23:02


Ironheart
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yes rvw
what is the best combination of colours
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 18:46:31


Moros 
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RvW
Don't stop there, everything is [Nostratic](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostratic_languages)!
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 21:42:37


Gnullbegg 
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Bah. All you English speakers are just frog-eaters in the closet. Any self-respecting Anglo-Saxon speaks [Anglish](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglish)! :P
Colour Schemes: 6/5/2012 23:57:08

RvW 
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|> coining new words from Germanic roots (such as wordstock for vocabulary)

How about something which doesn't look like "woodstock" at first glance? How about, let's say, "woordenschat"? Looks like I'm (and my 16 million countrymen) are all pretty hardcore Anglo-Saxons then! :p (To be fair though, Dutch has both "woordenschat" and "vocabulair".)
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 00:32:09


Ironheart
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so when will someone answer my question
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 00:50:41


Gnullbegg 
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"Woordenschat", huh? Sounds suspiciously Frisian to me. :P
(disclaimer: I don't know the first thing about the Frisian language. Also, you're probably all Jutes!)
((...I will stop derailing the thread now...))
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 01:10:31

RvW 
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Well, there is a certain similarity between Frisian and Dutch of course (not so much it's mutually understandable though). However, I wager in Frisian it'd be more like "wurteskat" or something; no idea though, I don't speak it either.
Jutes, as in "Jutland" in Denmark? I wish I were from there, that's where Legoland is! :)

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How about just sticking with the primary colours, add in the secondaries (start with yellow) if you need a few more.
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 13:18:20


Ironheart
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that was the scheme i was using before primaries and secondary.
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple
thanks rvw
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 14:08:26


Flesius9517
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12 colors:


FF0000 99FF00 00FF00 FF9900 0000FF 0099FF 00FFFF 9966FF FFFF00 FF0099 FF00FF 9900FF
(red, lime, green, orange, blue, light blue, aqua, ivory, yellow, deep pink, fuchsia, dark violet respectively)
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 14:19:34

RvW 
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Any particular reason you went with 00/99/FF instead of 00/80/FF (or 00/7F/FF)...?

Also, is 9966FF a typo or should it be 9999FF?
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 14:36:32


Ironheart
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12 colours seems much for a small map but for a big map maybe.
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 15:20:40


Domenico
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RvW, because most computers can only use a limited amount colours, being any combination of 00/33/66/99/CC/FF. I believe this also holds for the Warlight Map Editor.
Colour Schemes: 6/6/2012 17:18:35

RvW 
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Domenico, what you refer to are the so-called "web-safe" colours.

[Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors#Web-safe_colors):
|> At one time many computer displays were only capable of displaying 256 colors. (..) As of 2011, personal computers typically have 24-bit (TrueColor) and the use of "web-safe" colors has fallen into practical disuse. Even mobile devices have at least 16-bit color, driven by the inclusion of cameras on cellphones.

[W3Schools](http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colors.asp):
|> Some years ago, when computers supported max 256 different colors, a list of 216 "Web Safe Colors" was suggested as a Web standard (..) This is not important today, since most computers can display millions of different colors.

Also, if you check the W3Schools link you'll get tables with 32 shades of red and 32 shades of grey. See for yourself whether your monitor can display each of them distinctly. :)
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