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[css-fonts] Chinese font Kai count as cursive

From: ֿ Bobby Tung <bobbytung@wanderer.tw>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:53:24 +0800
Message-Id: <F8FBCEDD-FC91-4500-8A56-88F978B9D69C@wanderer.tw>
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>

I've found in CSS Fonts Module Level 3 CR : 3.1.1 Generic font families / serif :

"although other names may be more familiar for particular scripts, such as Mincho (Japanese), Sung, Song or Kai (Chinese)"

I have two suggestion about this sentence. 

1, Sung, Song  = . That is generic serif font in China. But in Taiwan, we use Ming =  more often. Is that possible to add "Ming" as well?

2, Kai = . Kai keeps more hand writing details than Ming and Song. So it should be sorted to Cursive. But Kai is more formal than Song and Ming. Taiwan Government assign Kai as default document font. So may not fit cursive's "informal" definition.

I have another consideration about ebooks. Kai is a font usually used for quotation, citation and dialog in Taiwan's printed books. Its frequency is more than sans-serif "Hei". And ebooks usually use simple CSS like: font-family: serif; font-family: cursive to load system font. If Kai and Sung, Ming all count as serif, when we want to display a section with Kai, so have to write-in known system font name. 

Is that possible to add Kai as cursive font? or not let Kai as serif font?

Attachment image is an ebook screenshot, left side is poem that use Kai in printed book.

WANDERER Digital Publishing Inc.
Bobby Tung

(image/png attachment: Chinese_ebook_use_Song_and_Kai.png)

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