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Re: What's an em

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 00:06:14 +0100
Message-ID: <38B70AE6.CB38A5DC@w3.org>
To: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Matthew Brealey wrote:
> Chris Lilley wrote:
> > Clive Bruton wrote:
> >
> > > I think then the document creator should have used alternatives, some of
> > > which were guaranteed to be on the system.
> >
> > The fonts guaranteed to be on the system are the five CSS generic font
> > families, and ther eis noindication what these look like or even if they
> > are all distinct.
> More's the pity.

What would be your suggestion on an old text terminal with one font? (or a
new PDA with one font).

> For example, say I have P {font-family: cursive}. The UA is required to
> have an @font-face rule for cursive.


> In Opera for example, it is mapped to Times New Roman. This makes pages very ugly.

Complain to Opera, not me. Its eems a really wierd choice, I agree.

Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 18:21:55 UTC

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