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Generic Fonts Criteria

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 21:13:28 -0700
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[Archiving Myles's notes for the minutes]

====== Criteria for adding new generic font families ======

//Note that this section is still under discussion, and not final.//

Each newly proposed //generic font family// must pass a test to be considered 
as an addition to the specification. This test is necessary, but not 
sufficient, for its addition.

The purpose of this test is to limit the proliferation of //generic font 
families//.

   - There need to be at least two distinct typefaces in the world which can 
map to the //generic font family//. In this case, "distinct" requires that 
they are developed by different unaffiliated people or groups.
   - Because //generic font families// are only relevant for //pre-installed 
fonts//, common configurations of at least two major platforms (operating 
systems with distinct GUIs) need to ship a font which would be mapped to this 
//generic font family//. Again, "distinct" requires that the platforms are 
maintained by different unaffiliated groups. The font shipped may be the same 
nevertheless.

Resources

   * 
[[https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/windows_10_font_list|Windows 
10]]
   * [[https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208968|macOS Mojave]]
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