descent-override

The descent-override CSS descriptor defines the descent metric for the font. The descent metric is the height below the baseline that CSS uses to lay out line boxes in an inline formatting context.

Syntax

descent-override: normal;
descent-override: 90%;

Values

normal
The default value. When used the metric value is obtained from the font file.
<percentage>
A <percentage> value.

Formal definition

Related at-rule@font-face
Initial valuenormal
Percentagesas specified
Computed valueas specified

Formal syntax

normal | <percentage>

Examples

Overriding metrics of a fallback font

The descent-override property can help when overriding the metrics of a fallback font to better match those of a primary web font.

@font-face {
  font-family: web-font;
  src: url("https://example.com/font.woff");
}

@font-face {
  font-family: local-font;
  src: local(Local Font);
  descent-override: 125%;
}

Specifications

Specification
CSS Fonts Module Level 5 (CSS Fonts 5)
# font-metrics-override-desc

Browser compatibility

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See also