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    The font-style CSS property lets you select italic or oblique faces within a font-family.


    font-style: normal;
    font-style: italic;
    font-style: oblique;
    font-style: inherit;


    Italic forms are generally cursive in nature while oblique faces are typically sloped versions of the regular face. Oblique faces can be simulated by artificially sloping the glyphs of the regular face.

    Selects a font that is classified as normal within a font-family
    Selects a font that is labeled italic, if that is not available, one labeled oblique
    Selects a font that is labeled oblique

    Formal syntax

    normal | italic | oblique


    The example shows the different font-style values. The CSS looks like this:

    p.normal { font-style:normal } 
    p.italic { font-style:italic } 
    p.oblique { font-style: oblique }


    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Fonts Module Level 3
    The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation No change.
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
    Recommendation No change.
    CSS Level 1
    The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4.0 7.0 1.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1) 6.0 6.0 1.0

    See also

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    Last updated by: wbamberg,