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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts-5] Dynamic text size (#3708)

From: James Craig via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 07:01:24 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-478317388-1554015683-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@tabatkins wrote:

> System fonts are big hammers and very awkward to use, particularly in cases like this where the only thing it's trying to communicate is a font size.

In addition the points above made by @clshortfuse, here's a specific example where this would be used for more than just font size. iOS has a system-wide setting to enable bold text*, which is reflected in the system weight. I don't have a preference for system-font versus env(), but all aspects should be ideally be retained.

@clshortfuse wrote:

> ```css
> html {
>   font: system;
>   font-weight: initial;
> }
> ```

Aside FYI, resetting the user's preferred font weight may be an anti-pattern. Legally blind users and contrast-deficient users often enable this setting to increase text contrast to more perceivable levels.

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