Talk:almond

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I found the following definition for the colour almond:

  1. (colour) A brownish, the colour of the nut almond resembling, shade of the colour white
    almond colour:    

This is gibberish. The colour is brownish, AND a shade of white, AND matches a patch of dark brown?

I hace rewritten the definition. Pol098 02:36, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Hi! I was the one who added the colour band. Many colours are not exact, in that the same named colour can be of different shades. For each of the colour bands I have added, I have looked around for many possibilities, and selected the one that I perceived was closest. Maybe one of the ones below might be a better fit?
  • Mills Paint Almond colour:    
  • Senergy, Inc. Almond colour:    
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc. Almond colour:    
Sally Ku 12:26, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Hello Sally. I was rather rude about your contribution -- I'm interacting with a computer, and don't see the person behind it. Plus a horrendous bad day!

I've done a bit of Googling around, and what I find makes me think that for some people almond colour is the colour of the inside kernel, with the darker skin rubbed off, while for other people it's the colour of the skin. To my mind, even the lighter samples don't match the colour of an inside almond kernel, which I would describe as a creamy off-white,

I've collected a few examples with a quick Google (no selection, just the first ones I found:

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Dictionary entries: 3. yellowish gray: a yellowish gray color, like that of an almond kernel

3. a light tan color resembling that of the flesh of the almond.

3. a delicate, pale tan.

A few URLs: http://www.bizchair.com/almond-uri.html

http://www.us.kohler.com/designkb/colors/neutral_almond.jsp A warm neutral that is readily adaptable with many colors and styles. A sensible alternative to white, it's a popular match with a number of appliance, tile, and flooring colors.

http://www.everythingfurniture.com/cltoseealco.html

http://www.beaucoupribbon.com/doublefacedsatinalmond.htm

http://www.coffeecupsandmugs.com/Catalog/Mugs%20&%20Steins/Ceramic/

http://www.beaucoupribbon.com/velvetalmond.htm

http://www.efurniturehouse.com/browseproducts/Valencia--Leather-Sectional-In-Almond-Color.HTML

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert in colours, so I can't make any sensible comment beyond what I've said. If you asked me what _I_ thought was the best colour (with reference to an actual almond, not to any accepted standard), I would say that it's lighter than any of your samples. But I don't think my opinion is relevant.

Best wishes, Pol098 03:17, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Fancy font[edit]

I see the Ladino/Roman translation in a fancy font which, besides, happens not to be very clear. I thought it was due to {{tø}} but it must be something else. Regards. --87.222.100.5 10:57, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for mentioning this. Ask User talk:CodeCat or try WT:Grease pit. It might help if you could do a screen shot so folks could understand the exact issue. DCDuring TALK 13:19, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
I've already noticed but I couldn't figure it out. I just spotted it as I was writing this though, it was kind of obvious but silly. It's fixed now, thank you for reporting it! —CodeCat 13:46, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Great. Thanks, CodeCat. --95.20.41.129 21:27, 24 August 2013 (UTC)