# [tex-live] what is pdfcolor.tex

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Sun Mar 12 17:13:06 CET 2017

Le 12 mars 2017 à 17:00, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> a écrit :

>>
>> /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pdftex/pdfcolor.tex
>>
>> I am wondering what this file serves for,
>
> in fact my question maybe formulated as: is there some LaTeX file
> defining macros \SpringGreen etc like there, but as wrappers
> to higher level \color[cmyk]{...} calls, so that I can maintain
> backwards compatibility in multi-engine way, via color package.
>
> (I guess not)

I am stupid. These names seem to match exactly with those of dvipsnam.def

Thus I guess I only have to pass dvipsnames option to color.sty...

(these leaves open the question whether I should define macros
too like \SpringGreen ...)

Sorry for annoyance,

JF