CSS font-variant Property


Set a paragraph to a small-caps font:

p.small {
    font-variant: small-caps;

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Definition and Usage

In a small-caps font, all lowercase letters are converted to uppercase letters. However, the converted uppercase letters appears in a smaller font size than the original uppercase letters in the text.

The font-variant property specifies whether or not a text should be displayed in a small-caps font.

Default value: normal
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.fontVariant="small-caps" Try it

Browser Support

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

font-variant 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

CSS Syntax

font-variant: normal|small-caps|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
normal The browser displays a normal font. This is default Play it »
small-caps The browser displays a small-caps font 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: fontVariant property




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