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

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:16:54 +0100
Message-ID: <55A608E6.2020606@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 15/7/15 07:09, Sebastian Zartner wrote:
>> 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.

Not if the OS uses various sizes or styles of its "system font" for 
different elements. Are menu items, window titles, icon captions, alert 
messages, ..., all displayed with the same size? If not, how would

   font-size:system;

decide what to do?

JK
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