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Style fontStyle Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the font for a <p> element to "italic":

document.getElementById("myP").style.fontStyle="italic";

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Definition and Usage

The fontStyle property sets or returns whether the style of the font is normal, italic or oblique.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The fontStyle property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the fontStyle property:

object.style.fontStyle

Set the fontStyle property:

object.style.fontStyle="normal|italic|oblique|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
normal Font is normal. This is default
italic Font is in italic
oblique Font is in oblique
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: normal
Return Value: A String, representing the font style of the text in the element
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

A demonstration of possible values:

var listValue = selectTag.options[selectTag.selectedIndex].text;
document.getElementById("myP").style.fontStyle=listValue;

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Example

Return the font style of a <p> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myP").style.fontStyle);

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Font

CSS reference: font-style property

HTML DOM reference: font property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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