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Re: [css-fonts] "system" generic font name

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:47:26 -0700
To: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Cc: "Myles C. Maxfield" <mmaxfield@apple.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2lheibedt.fsf@apple.com>
Hi Gérard,

You wrote:

> isn't that already the case? By not defining any font-family in a
> webpage, the browser has to use the browser default font-family....
> and the browser default font-family is by default the platform's
> default font face.

No. Offhand, I don't think any browser's default font family is the
default system UI font. The "system" family is the font used on the
system for buttons and menus and things, not the font used for large
amounts of text in apps on the system.
Received on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 21:47:56 UTC

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