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

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:09:44 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNYSsU6q9YQTmdDKKeLmnfK39hU1-wazJ9oqSawgKGz=WA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
Cc: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On 15 July 2015 at 00:54, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On 15 Jul 2015, at 8:47 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:
>>
>> > 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.
>
>
> Per David's email, don't you also need a way to set font size/weight etc to
> values that match system usage? And isn't the 'font' property the best way
> to do this?
>
>
> Not at this point. Or, more accurately, not with this proposal. We just want
> to match the family.

FWIW that would be easily doable by allowing to set the new keyword on
the other longhands like font-size, font-weight, font-style, etc.

Sebastian
Received on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 06:10:31 UTC

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