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

From: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:24:07 +1000
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <C7E7F58C-22BC-4956-A0B2-670DB1615C1F@apple.com>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>

> On 15 Jul 2015, at 7:42 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> Wouldn't your "system" be equivalent to or duplicative of one or more of the
> 6 existing "system" fonts on http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-fonts/#font-prop ,
> e.g. menu?

This whole thing is weird. It makes specifying fallback font-families strange - you now move them to the font shorthand.

Even though you can then override size/weight/etc after the shorthand, it seems yucky that you have to use a shorthand just to get what is effectively a font-family.

Dean
Received on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 22:24:40 UTC

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