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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-fonts] Specify what generic font family maps to nastaliq (#4397)

From: Behdad Esfahbod via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 19:33:45 +0000
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> ISTM that adding `nastaliq` as a generic font-family would not be much different from adding further names associated with particular styles of Latin typeface, which authors could reasonably want to use in order to get a certain "look" without knowing the exact names of available fonts. Are we prepared for `font-family: humanist` or `antiqua` or `egyptian` or `fraktur`? And there are probably equivalent (but quite separate) type design traditions in other scripts that would have an equal claim for recognition in CSS. I don't think we should start down this path.

Exactly this.

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