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The font-family CSS descriptor allows authors to specify the font family for the font specified in an @font-face rule.

Related at-rule@font-face
Initial valuen/a (required)
Computed valueas specified
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


/* <string> values */
font-family: "font family";
font-family: 'another font family';

/* <IDENT> value */
font-family: examplefont;


Specifies the name of the font family.

Formal syntax


<family-name> = <string> | <custom-ident>+


@font-face {
  font-family: examplefont;
  src: url('examplefont.ttf');


Specification Status Comment
CSS Fonts Module Level 3
The definition of 'font-family' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 4 12.0 3.5 (1.9.1) 6.0 9.0 3.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mini Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.2 1.0 (1.9.1) 10.0 No support 12.0 3.1

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