CSS font-style Property


Set different font styles for three paragraphs:

p.normal {
    font-style: normal;

p.italic {
    font-style: italic;

p.oblique {
    font-style: oblique;

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Definition and Usage

The font-style property specifies the font style for a text.

Default value: normal
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.fontStyle="italic" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

font-style 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 7.0

CSS Syntax

font-style: normal|italic|oblique|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
normal The browser displays a normal font style. This is default Play it »
italic The browser displays an italic font style Play it »
oblique The browser displays an oblique font style Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Font

CSS reference: font property

HTML DOM reference: fontStyle property




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