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Re: Preferred font styles

From: AmirBehzad Eslami <behzad@delphiarea.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 21:51:11 +0330
Message-ID: <006b01c3c8b8$64eae840$8119fea9@eslami>
To: "Jungshik Shin" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Dear Jungshik,

I do not recommend using the deprecated "<font>" tag to markup your Persian
web pages.

Just to say, I answered your questions in a global scope, I guess/know that
many people have such questions.

So, as this e-mail and the old one, are begin archived in W3C website, many
people will read them.

I tried to help them also. Even to help those people who are not familiar
with CSS; The beginners who they only know FrontPage or such WYSIWYG
software which generate <font> tags.

I said "you **may** use something like this in HTML". I didn't say "I
recommend you to use", ok?

However, I highly recommend the CSS syntax I told you.
I'm glad that you have a well knowledge over CSS and XHTML :-)

Not even the 'Nesf2', 'Nesf' do not exist in the Linux platform, but even
'Tahoma' is not supported on these platforms.

But many of Iranians use Windows while surfing on web. I say again, the most
popular font is 'Tahoma' and the most popular platform is 'Windows'.

What about Linux and Mac users?
The 'sans-serif' font family help them to read the Persian content.

What about Nesf?
It's a Unicode font, developed by Iranians, especially to publish Persian
content on web. Iranian Linux users, usually download this font. It is
available at http://wwww.FarsiWeb.net website.

"Tahoma, Nesf2, Nesf, Arial, Helvetica, sans serif;" is the best font-face
list to create a cross-platform Persian content; I tested this using
http://www.BrowserCam.com services.

Warm regards,
AmirBehzad Eslami

To see a complete list of fonts available in Windows, type the program name
"Charmap" in the 'Run' dialog @ your [Start] button.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jungshik Shin" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
To: "AmirBehzad Eslami" <behzad@delphiarea.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: Preferred font styles

> 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.
>   Jungshik
Received on Monday, 22 December 2003 13:29:50 UTC

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