[Bug 414427] Should use "Document font" and "Fixed width font" families from gnome settings

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Sat Dec 6 18:57:24 UTC 2008

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--- Comment #16 from David Baron [:dbaron] <dbaron at dbaron.org>  2008-12-06 10:57:13 PST ---
(In reply to comment #15)
> I think it would be good, since it would affect only elements on webpage that
> have no font-family defined in CSS.

That's not true; our font preferences define the user's preference for the CSS
generic families 'serif' and 'sans-serif', and then choose which one is the
default.  So if we have a different default font, that implies having a
different value for either 'serif' or 'sans-serif', which means that either Web
pages that specify:
  font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
will display differently, assuming you don't have Helvetica, Arial, Times New
Roman, and Times.

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