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Re: [css-fonts-4] compat problem with 'system' generic font family?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:54:16 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAUkK_PiPuDLD=A21XThpGnMxEz5pnOZZUwfeohbPaAnQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "Myles C. Maxfield" <mmaxfield@apple.com>
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> Given Medium’s experiment [1] with a font stack that looks like:
>
> font-family: system, -apple-system, …
>
> Where ‘system’ matched a bitmap font apparently still included in Windows installations, do we need to pick a different unprefixed name for this new generic font family?

Or people could just wait to use it until enough browsers implement
the new value.  It's not actually a compat problem (unless we think
there is a decent amount of pages actually trying to invoke the
Windows "system" font), just an old-browser issue.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 5 November 2015 23:55:03 UTC

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