HTMLFontElement.face

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete.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.

 

The obsolete HTMLFontElement.face property is a DOMString that reflects the face HTML attribute, containing a comma-separated list of one or more font names.

The document text, in the default style, is rendered as the first font face that the client's browser supports. If no font listed is installed on the local system, the browser typically defaults to the proportional or fixed-width font for that system.

The format of the string must follow one of the following HTML microsyntax:

Microsyntax Description Examples
List of one or more valid font family names A list of font names, that have to be present on the local system courier,verdana

Syntax

faceString = fontObj.face;
fontObj.face = faceString;

Examples

// Assumes there is <font id="f"> element in the HTML

var f = document.getElementById("f");
f.face = "arial";

Specifications

The <font> tag is not supported in HTML5 and as a result neither is <font>.face .

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 22IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 22Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, david_ross, ledakis
Last updated by: fscholz,