Style fontVariant Property

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Definition and Usage

The fontVariant property sets or returns whether the font should be displayed in small capital letters.

This means that all lowercase letters will be converted to uppercase, but the letters will have a smaller font-size compared to the rest of the text.

Browser Support

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The fontVariant property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the fontVariant property:

Set the fontVariant property:"normal|small-caps|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
normal The font is normal. This is default
small-caps The font is displayed in small capital letters
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 a font in either normal or small capital letters
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Return the font variant of a <p> element:


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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Font

CSS reference: font-variant property

HTML DOM reference: font property

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