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

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 01:05:46 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> Evidence of WebGPU incompatibility

In the WebKit source, we spoof the metrics of Times to match Windows’s metrics. We did this for web compat. Asking for Times by name is relatively rare compared to asking for serif and expecting Times.

Another piece of this issue that I forgot to include in the original post is the fact that the macOS and iOS APIs that access these fonts do it by token, not by name. Nowhere in source code do you ever say “New York” to get New York in a native app. Instead, you ask for “the serif design of the system font.” The mapping of serif - New York may change in the future. So, asking for New York by name isn’t expected to be stable over time.

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