I’m unclear about how to make use of the “System Fonts” category in the Font Panel, and how and when to specify a font stack.
Under the All Fonts tab, one has access to the library of Google Web Fonts, and any local fonts added to the project file (which can also be seen under the Custom Fonts tab).
Under the System Fonts tab, one can see a list of all the system fonts with preloaded font stacks associated with each system font. (Many of these system fonts do not appear in the Font Name pop-up menu under the Style tab, by the way, e.g., Andale Mono, Big Caslon, etc.)
So, my question is this: how does one make use of all of this?
If one selects an active Google web font, or a custom font imported from the desktop, is it the case that these WOFF files require no font stack because there is 100% certainty that they will be delivered and render properly in the user’s browser?
Is it possible to build and assign a font stack as a failsafe for a Google web font or an imported custom font?
If one wanted to assign a system font like Andale Mono with a font stack to a paragraph style like “Body”, how would one go about that?
Thank you for your attention.