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Why upgrade to Unicode: FAQ follow-up: CSS generic font families

From: Deborah Cawkwell <deborah.cawkwell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 14:36:56 +0100
Message-ID: <418B7E44473AC34488C9E730D09FF3CF05179118@bbcxue204.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
'Generic font family' is the correct term according to the current CSS (2) spec.
 
"Generic font families are a fallback mechanism, a means of preserving some of the style sheet author's intent in the worst case when none of the specified fonts can be selected. For optimum typographic control, particular named fonts should be used in style sheets. [...]"
 
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#generic-font-families

 
There are 5: serif, sans-serif, cursive, fantasy, monospace.

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