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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] font-family:monospace isn't a good fit for authors' desire (#3707)

From: Koji Ishii via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:23:11 +0000
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Agree this provides non-ideal experience today.

Just to add history, CJK fonts used to provide two variants, one of which has fixed ASCII and all CJK characters have double-widths of the ASCII characters. MS Mincho/Gothic on Windows, or Osaka Mono on Mac had such characteristics and authors assumed that `monospace` pick such fonts.

Today, neither Windows nor Mac provides such fonts, or only poor quality fonts. Renewing the definition by investigating what authors want, including i18n, might benefits authors.

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