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Re: Preferred font styles

From: Jungshik Shin <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 12:21:12 +0900 (KST)
To: AmirBehzad Eslami <behzad@delphiarea.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0312201209110.12606@jshin.net>

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, AmirBehzad Eslami wrote:

Thanks for the info.

> For Persian (Farsi) content on the web, here comes a good CSS sample to style paragraphs in XHTML:


> - In HTML, you may use some thing like this:
>     <font face="Tahoma, Nesf2, Nesf, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2" dir="rtl">
>         ...Your Persian content goes here....
>     </font>

  Why would you recommend such a deprecated construct as above? You can
do the same in HTML 4 as you do in XHTML.

> 'Tahoma' is the most popular unicode font to publish Persian/Arabic content on the Web.
> It is available on most platforms including Win9x/.../XP.

  Well, it's only available on Windows, isn't it? How about other
fonts (Nesf and Nesf2)? BTW, do you have any  recommended font for CSS
generic 'serif' and other CSS generic font style? For cursive (most,
if not all, Arabic fonts should be cursive), fantasy and monospace,
it may be hard to find any reasonable match.

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