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Re: [csswg-drafts] [meta] [css-fonts] Criteria for adding new generic font families (#4910)

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:43:46 +0000
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I’m not sure I agree. There’s nothing in a font file which indicates whether it would be a good fit for “fantasy.” Browsers have to come up with that mapping by hand, ahead of time. Therefore, the set of fonts that are shipped with the OS is really the relevant set here.

The definition of “OS” is fuzzy, though. If you define Linux as “just the kernel” then it includes 0 fonts. If you define Linux as “whatever you get when you say apt-get install kde” then that starts to make more sense, though it’s debatable whether this would count as “major.”

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