Chapter 4: Working with Text

In this chapter, we’ll look at two features of CSS that relate to text: @font-face, and writing modes. These features both play a role in internationalization—the process of making websites that work with the range of humanity’s languages and writing forms.

This chapter won’t be a comprehensive look at every text-related CSS property. There are far too many properties for that. Instead, we’ll focus on some features that are related to internationalization and text display.

Fonts are an integral part of web design and how we display text on the Web, but they can also add bloat. In the first half of this chapter, we’ll look at how to go beyond system fonts like Arial, or generic families such as sans-serif with @font-face ...

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