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Re: Specific/generic font-family name clashes

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 10:48:19 -0700
Message-Id: <200009081751.NAA24704@tux.w3.org>
To: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2000, 6:52 AM

> (According to one IE5.5 user, a site I maintain turned up all in a symbol
> font for him; I had simply applied font-family: serif to the main text and
> had rather hoped this would be at least readable for everyone. The problem
> went away when I specified a more specific font before the generic one. I
> thought this could be caused by the issue above, although he swears he
> doesn't have a symbol font installed under the name 'serif'! Can anyone
> think of any other explanation?)

Just one potentially.

Don't quote keywords.


WRONG:  font-family: "serif";

Right:  font-family: serif;


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