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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] Should we start a registry for additional generic fonts? (#4566)

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:23:09 +0000
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While I understand you might be excited about a new type of W3C specification :P but I think definitions here should be ones we all agree on and which are implemented interoperably, not things that are registered by a UA acting on its own and are excluded from W3C RF patent obligations.

For a given OS, whether or not system-ui or system-sans-serif exists and what font it corresponds to is an answerable question, and it should be answered the same for all UAs on that OS.

Similarly, we are requiring that if a sans-serif font or serif font exists on the system, one must be mapped to that keyword.

If you want to argue that we should extract the list of font keywords into its own spec, I might entertain that notion. But I'm not convinced that it should be a registry rather than a REC-track standard. Registries are for things like mappings, not for normative definitions of things.

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