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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] system-ui-serif, system-ui-monospaced, and system-ui-rounded (#4107)

From: Lea Verou via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:33:48 +0000
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Agreed with @fantasai.

My two cents:

To me, it doesn't look like this is particularly better than an `-apple-*` name. In fact, it may be worse, because it will be used like an `-apple-*` name, but it's not syntactically Apple-specific, so it misleads. Not only do these keywords not have a corresponding font in other systems, there is also no interest from other vendors into implementing something similar, and if they do, it will be just because these keywords pushed them to. Also, were these keywords to be added, authors would use them with the expectation that they get those specific fonts, and not what `system-ui-*` semantically implies. Honestly, these keywords are a band-aid solution to the weird decision to not expose these fonts to the Web platform (which is what's appropriate here and what authors *actually* want), and we shouldn't contort the CSS language to cater to Apple's branding decisions.

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