Re: Seriffed and sans-serif fonts?

lilley (lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Apr 1995 19:27:52 +0100 (BST)


From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <15635.9504191827@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Seriffed and sans-serif fonts?
To: philipp@res.enst.fr
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 19:27:52 +0100 (BST)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <9504191837.ZM10935@dameron.res.enst.fr> from "Philippe-Andre Prindeville" at Apr 19, 95 12:41:09 pm

Philippe-Andre Prindeville said:

> I've been thinking about another HTML related issue in a project
> we are working on here...  We need to control whether some text
> (which is heavily annotated) is rendered in seriffed or sans-serif
> fonts.  Why?  Simple.
> Examples of usage of text and idioms are given in seriffed fonts.
> Comments on the utilisation and the parts of speech, ie. the
> annotation itself, needs to be rendered in a sans-serif font.

> Can we introduce a new mechanism?  <ss> (for sans-serif)?

For internal use with customised browsers, or on the World Wide Web?

If you are suggesting this for the latter, not a chance. You could however
use <p class="text">Examples of usage of text and idioms</p>
<p class="meta-text">Comments on the utilisation</p>

Which, with a suitable stylesheet will give the visual appearance you 
are looking for.

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