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Anchor range missing names / typos

Postby ovisergiu » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:48 am

I browsed the Anchor range and noticed some missing color description for some codes.
Would you mind fixing those?

Here they are:
1060 no name
1062 no name
1064 no name
1066 no name
1068 no name
1070 no name
1072 no name
1074 no name
1076 no name
1080 no name
1082 no name
1084 no name
1086 no name
1088 no name
1089 no name
1090 no name
1092 no name
1094 no name
1096 no name
1098 no name
925 no name

The next ones have a typo:
1029 plum - dk (should be Plum - dk, with capital P for Plum)
920 Cool Blue lt (shoudl be Cool Blue - lt, with the dash between Blue and lt)
849 Grey Greem (should be Grey Green, not Greem with m)
253 Avoc. Green - ult vy lt (should be Avocado - ul vy lt, not Avoc.)
161 Blue - wedgewood - lt (should be with capital W in Wedgewood)

I could not find the official color names anywhere, and I guess every software creator came up with his own color names?
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Re: Anchor range missing names / typos

Postby DPSoftware » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 am

There are no official names for most of the thread ranges. Names are mostly from Internet sources and so new colours get added without them. Some ranges like DMC have generally accepted names that are different in USA and Europe. For these there are options on the colour range update page - available to registered users:
https://www.dpsoftware.com/protected/colours

I will research the missing colour names as soon as I have some free time. Note that there is a limit on the length of the name which is why some are abbreviated. I could increase the maximum length but if you have long names they then have problems fitting in the key tables especially if you are adding extra columns for strand or thread usage information.
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Re: Anchor range missing names / typos

Postby ovisergiu » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:55 am

Thank you for clearing this up for me.
I did noticed that DMC have different names (e.g. your DMC names versus Hobbyware's Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch DMC names).
I am not a registered user (I do not own a CSPP license yet) so I can not access that page, but I only wanted to notify you about those missing names just in case you did not know about it.
It is ok, when you have some free time, maybe you could remember and find some names for those.
As for the increasing the length for the names, I am fine with what is currently, no need for that.

Thank you again for replying.
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Re: Anchor range missing names / typos

Postby DPSoftware » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:12 pm

I decided on the following changes:

206 Spruce - lt
208 Spruce - med lt
210 Spruce - med
211 Spruce - med dk
212 Spruce - dk
925 Tangerine - vy dk
1060 Teal - ult lt
1062 Teal - vy lt
1064 Teal - lt
1066 Teal - med
1068 Teal
1070 Jade - lt
1072 Jade - med lt
1074 Jade - med
1076 Jade
1080 Taupe - lt
1082 Taupe - med lt
1084 Taupe
1086 Taupe - dk
1088 Taupe - vy dk
1089 Electric Blue
1090 Electric Blue - lt
1092 Seagreen - vy lt
1094 Cranberry - vy lt
1096 Slate Blue - lt
1098 Melon - vy dk

The change to "Spruce" used elsewhere on the Internet frees up the use of "Jade" used by others for the new colours.
Some places used the same names for new colours as already used for existing colours which is too confusing.

Also use of "v" for very in some places changed to "vy" for consistancy.

Available to registered users on the colour update page
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