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Re: Adding a font to the current stack (smarter fallbacks)

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:23:58 -0800
Message-ID: <4F0DEFDE.8090705@jumis.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 1/11/2012 9:41 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Matthew Wilcox<elvendil@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Can we get a way (or is there already a proposed way) to add a font on top
>> of an existing font stack?
>> It is tedious and a maintenance issue to have to re-declare entire font
>> stacks throughout a stylesheet just because I want to use a different font
>> on one particular element of the page.
>>
>> e.g.,
>>
>> html { font : 125%/1.3 MelbourneRegular, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial,
>> sans-serif; }
>>
>> then later on I need to change a font for one particular paragraph and have
>> to write:
>>
>> #special {  font-family : LeagueGothicRegular, MelbourneRegular, "Helvetica
>> Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  }
>>
>> because if I were to write
>>
>> #special { font-family: LeagueGothicRegular; }
>>
>> It replaces the entire font stack instead of just attempting to load that
>> font, and if failing falling back to the inherited font-stack.
> This is a common problem for *all* list-valued properties in CSS;
> right now, they're always atomic, and you must re-specify the entire
> list if you want to change one part of it.
>
> We'd like to fix it, but no one's figured out how to do so yet.
> Suggestions welcome.  ^_^
>

Perhaps some special use of inherit?
#special { font-family: LeagueGothicRegular, inherit; }
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