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This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Implements the document object model (DOM) representation of the font element. The HTML Font Element <font> defines the font size, font face and color of text.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Is a DOMString that reflects the color HTML attribute, containing either a named color or a color specified in the hexadecimal #RRGGBB format.
Is a DOMString that reflects the face HTML attribute, containing a comma-separated list of one or more font names.
Is a DOMString that reflects the size HTML attribute, containing either a font size number ranging from 1 to 7 or a relative size to the size attribute of the <basefont> element, for example -2 or +1.


No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


The <font> tag is not supported in HTML5 since it is now obsolete.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
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FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
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See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <font>.

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