# One color on math.SE and other color for meta, when they're supposed to look the same, in the profile user section

I was editing my profile section and then I think I "invented a color" I randomly changed the stablished characters \color{#F8A} to \color{#G88B} to get a different color.

Once I got it, and revised both of my profiles (math.SE and meta), I noticed a difference in the last of the the colors:

On main the last item is in blue color

On meta the last item is in brown color or something similar

Where they were supposed to look the same. Why is this? I think it's a bug or something.

I also modified again the color \color{#G88B} to \color{#G8B} but it returns the same result.

• Are you sure colours can be specified in this manner in Mathjax? I'm no expert but I would have expected hexadecimal characters following the # (and not G). Jun 28 at 10:25
• I get proper cyan color in meta by using \color{cyan}... I don't get any color with #G88B, but I do get a brown-looking one with #C88B. Is that what you meant? Jun 28 at 18:06
• I think you can use the complete hex code. A hex code for a tone of cyan is #00ffff so you can do $\color{#00ffff} ♬$ Jun 28 at 19:26
• @PeterPhipps Well idk. I took \color{#F8A} from this answer from the MathJax basic tutorial. And from there I got the \color{#G88B} and then \color{#G8B} (randomly). Jun 30 at 16:57
• @ArturoMagidin idk what you're talking about. cyan? I don't see a cyan in the color of the last item that I was referring to. I see an opaque blue or simply a blue. Perhaps is the different system that one uses, and hence displaying "different" colors. With $\color{#C88B} A$ I see a very opaque pink or brown color, but it's different to the one I mentioned: \color{#G8B} <- this is like brown but dark brown. Jun 30 at 17:11
• @Yorch Do you see a cyan? Do you see the different colors in main and meta? Jun 30 at 17:12
• It works well for me, I see cyan, and I see the same color in both sites, when I use the full hex code. I don't know why you use codes with only $4$ characters. Jun 30 at 17:13
• I get no color whatsoever either with \color{#G88B} or with \color{#G8B}. As others have noted, it seems rather weird to be using a code with G, given that the # is supposed to represent a hexadecimal code, where the digits only go up to F. The last color in your initial slide looks like cyan/light blue to me. The color I get using cyan is a pretty close match to the one in your first jpeg. Again, "the one you mentioned" does not even produce a color for me, and it looks to me like a very definite syntax error. Jun 30 at 17:21
• @ArturoMagidin Ok, thanks. Jun 30 at 17:38
• @Yorch I used 3 or 4 characters because that's how it was mentioned in this answer math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/10116 Jun 30 at 17:46
• I don't know why, but, in my profile on economics.SE, displays something different. Well, to be correct this time, I see something different. It looks like a dark blue, it's essentially black color..... Aug 11 at 15:33