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This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The property allows the author to get or set the font family of a FontFace object. This is equivalent to the font-family descriptor of @font-face.

Syntax = 'font family name';
var fontFace =; // "font family name"


A DOMString.


var fontFace = new FontFace('Roboto', 'url(');
console.log(; // 'Roboto' = 'newRoboto';
console.log(; // 'newRoboto'


Specification Status Comment
CSS Font Loading Module Level 3
The definition of 'family' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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