Re: Seriffed and sans-serif fonts?

lilley (
Wed, 19 Apr 1995 15:39:57 +0500

Philippe-Andre Prindeville said:

> I've been thinking about another HTML related issue in a project
> we are working on here... We need to control whether some text
> (which is heavily annotated) is rendered in seriffed or sans-serif
> fonts. Why? Simple.
> Examples of usage of text and idioms are given in seriffed fonts.
> Comments on the utilisation and the parts of speech, ie. the
> annotation itself, needs to be rendered in a sans-serif font.

> Can we introduce a new mechanism? <ss> (for sans-serif)?

For internal use with customised browsers, or on the World Wide Web?

If you are suggesting this for the latter, not a chance. You could however
use <p class="text">Examples of usage of text and idioms</p>
<p class="meta-text">Comments on the utilisation</p>

Which, with a suitable stylesheet will give the visual appearance you
are looking for.

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