Re: [Synoptic-L] Synoptic color coding
I like your color scheme and would have used it, if yellow or orange or brown (at
least on a white background) were easily readable on a computer screen. At least
the experiments that Tom Longstaff and I did with all the "safe" computer colors
led us to rule out a number of choices.
Unless the color pallets in some of the major software packages, like MS WORD,
are enlarged and/or computer screen resolutions are enhanced considerably, I am
afraid that a computer readable synopsis will not be able to follow your fine
suggestions for a synoptic color scheme.
David Barrett Peabody
Quoting Mark Goodacre <M.S.Goodacre@...>:
> I quite agree that systems of colouring should be independent ofSynoptic-L Homepage: http://www.bham.ac.uk/theology/synoptic-l
> any source theory -- otherwise it is a pointless exercise. Choice of
> colour itself is important and the system I recommend in _The
> Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze_ (out soon from
> Sheffield) takes advantage of the fact that there are three synoptics
> and three primary colours, blue, red, yellow. Anyone who has
> done elementary mixing of paints should find it intuitive to colour
> their synopsis following this scheme:
> � Matthew: blue
> � Mark: red
> � Luke: yellow
> � Matthew + Mark: purple [ i.e. blue + red ]
> � Matthew + Luke: green [i.e. blue + yellow ]
> � Mark + Luke: orange [ i.e. red + yellow ]
> � Matthew + Mark + Luke: brown [ i.e. blue + red + yellow ]
> The spread of colours in different passages quickly help one to see
> what kind of passages they are, triple trad. with minor agreements,
> triple trad. with major agreements, double trad. etc.
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