font-style

Summary

The font-style CSS property allows italic or oblique faces to be selected within a font-family.

Syntax

Formal syntax: normal | italic | oblique
font-style: normal
font-style: italic
font-style: oblique

font-style: inherit

Values

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.

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

Example

This paragraph is normal.

This paragraph is italic.

This paragraph is oblique.

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

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

And the HTML looks like this:

<p class="normal">This paragraph is normal.</p>
<p class="italic">This paragraph is italic.</p>
<p class="oblique">This paragraph is oblique.</p> 

Specific​ations

Specification Status Comment
CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Candidate Recommendation No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1) Recommendation No change.
CSS Level 1 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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