RE: Online fonts and sizes -- a bit long

Subject: RE: Online fonts and sizes -- a bit long
From: Stan Schwartz <stanz -at- cam -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:42:12 -0500

At 12:05 PM -0500 1/25/02, KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com asked:

Why is it that *generated* text seems to *generate*
so much disruption if TV reception is anything less
than perfect?

I found this on google using 'tv,' 'buzzing,' and 'graphics' to search their database.

The reason given there is:

NTSC Legal Colors

NTSC television is the standard used in the United States, Canada, and Japan. To make sure that your colors will conform to this standard, check your graphics in Adobe Photoshop. Click on Filter in the menu bar, select Video, then select NTSC Colors. Photoshop will look for illegal colors and automatically substitute the nearest legal equivalent.

TVs have trouble with bright, heavily saturated colors like brilliant reds and yellows. These colors will tend to bleed and may even cause an audible buzzing or humming.

Hope this helps,


Note: NTSC (the accronym for the National Television Standards Commission) is often suggested to mean Never Twice the Same Colour.

As a general rule, keep any and all colours to a maximum of 80% of a saturated (pure) hue to avoid the overmodulation noise.

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