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HTML <basefont> face Attribute

HTML basefont Tag Reference HTML <basefont> tag

Example

Specify the default font for text on page:

<head>
<basefont face="courier, serif">
</head>

<body>
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
</body>

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Browser Support

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The face attribute is only supported in Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The face attribute specifies the default font for the text in a document.


Compatibility Notes

The face attribute of <basefont> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax (in the <head> section): <style>body{font-family: courier, serif}</style>

CSS Example: Specify a default font for a page

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the font-family property.


Syntax

<basefont face="font_family">

Attribute Values

Value Description
font_family The font of the text. To specify a prioritized list of several fonts, separate the names with a comma (like this <basefont face="verdana,arial,sans-serif" />


HTML basefont Tag Reference HTML <basefont> tag

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