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Re: Specific/generic font-family name clashes

From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 17:18:52 +0200
Message-ID: <5F78AA062F6AD311A59000508B4AAF6D092BA7@pcs02>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
> The generic names are keywords; thus they *must not* be 
> quoted. And the other font names are strings; they may
> be qwuoted (and should be quoted if they have spaces, etc
> in them).

Indeed; I use the unquoted version, but IE5.01/Win uses the
specific font "Serif" regardless.

As far as I understand it, declaring a "@font-face xyz"
indirection would still leave me the same problem if there
happened to be a font installed called "xyz".

Anyway this doesn't seem to be the problem now; the bloke
assures me he hasn't got a font called "Serif", and he hasn't
changed his default font(s) in IE. I guess I'll go with the
"obscure occasional IE bug" theory for now. Extra CSS joy
all round!

Andrew Clover
Technical Support
Received on Monday, 11 September 2000 11:23:26 UTC

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