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The flag of Poland with corrected colors converted from CIE LUV standard to sRGB. The white stripe is RGB #e9e8e7 (hex). The red stripe is RGB #d4213d (hex), taken from Polish Wikipedia article wikipedia:pl:Flaga Polski. Version uploaded 19:10 CDT, 29 November 2006.

Explanation of how the Red and White colors were arrived at in this image and future plans[edit]

Note: The colors you see here were rendered into RGB (sRGB) for web display, based on the xyY color space description provided by Polish law and a permissible deviation expressed as a CIELUV specification. The transformation from those to hexadecimal RGB values was calculated on 29 November 2006 at the Polish Wikipedia talk page about the Polish flag wikipedia:pl:Dyskusja:Flaga Polski by Polish Wikipedian DeJotPe (see: [1]). The colors in RGB are as follows: white: #E9E8E7 and red: #D4213D. Note, that the assumed white point is 6500K, and that the color shades you see here depend on your browser and screen settings, and on the surrounding screen context. An intensely luminous light background will make the official white color appear slightly gray. Most websites which show Polish national colors loosely approximate the legally specified colors by using basic HTML colors: white #FFFFFF and red #FF0000.

Continuing efforts are being made to better approximate for universal computer display the official white and red of the Polish flag, as well as to obtain a ruling from the Polish government on the matter of displaying the flag as a luminous computer image. Accordingly, this flag depiction will be updated as future developments warrant.

This is a copy of commons:Image:Flag of Poland corrected.svg and supersedes all previous images of the Polish flag uploaded on Wikimedia Commons under this name. This is the version uploaded at 19:10 CDT on 29 November 2006.



Flag of Poland with official colors translated by Polish Wikipedian wikipedia:pl:Wikipedysta:DeJotPe per his Polish-language discussion on wikipedia:pl:Dyskusja:Flaga Polski and his translation of the official colors into sRGB -- white: #E9E8E7 (hex), red: #D4213D (hex). See [2].


Own Work, replacing in Emacs text editor the red and the white color values of the previous Wikimedia Commons file of the same name.


29 November 2006




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Official Polish Specification[edit]

Colors of the Republic of Poland are given by the specifications in and attachment no. 2 to the Coat-of-arms, Colors and Anthem of the Republic of Poland, and State Seals Act (Dz. U. of the year 2005, Number 235, Item 2000 (Dz. U. z 2005 r. Nr 235, poz. 2000))

The Coat of Arms etc. Act specifies the the x,y,Y coordinates of the national colors in the CIE 1976 color space as follows:

Color x y Y ΔE
White 0.315 0.320 82.0 4.0
Red 0.570 0.305 16.0 8.0
Illuminant C, measurement geometry d/0

As described above, these specifications were rendered into the sRGB color space, assuming a white point of 6500K, yielding the following hexadecimal RGB values:

Color R G B
  White E9 E8 E7
  Red D4 21 3D


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Public domain I, the author of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.

In case this is not legally possible:
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Adding a border[edit]

If for some reason this does not work satisfactorily for you, use commons:Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg or commons:Image:Flag of Poland corrected (bordered).svg (should be the same image). (Applied only to Wikimedia projects unless someone upload one or both of these images.)

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