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Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The fontcolor() method creates a <font> HTML element that causes a string to be displayed in the specified font color.

Usage note: The <font> element has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Instead web developers should use CSS properties.

Syntax

str.fontcolor(color)

Parameters

color
A string expressing the color as a hexadecimal RGB triplet or as a string literal. String literals for color names are listed in the CSS color reference.

Return value

A string containing a <font> HTML element.

Description

If you express color as a hexadecimal RGB triplet, you must use the format rrggbb. For example, the hexadecimal RGB values for salmon are red=FA, green=80, and blue=72, so the RGB triplet for salmon is "FA8072".

Examples

Using fontcolor()

The following example uses the fontcolor() method to change the color of a string by producing a string with the HTML <font> tag.

var worldString = 'Hello, world';

console.log(worldString.fontcolor('red') +  ' is red in this line');
// '<font color="red">Hello, world</font> is red in this line'

console.log(worldString.fontcolor('FF00') + ' is red in hexadecimal in this line');
// '<font color="FF00">Hello, world</font> is red in hexadecimal in this line'

With the element.style object you can get the element's style attribute and manipulate it more generically, for example:

document.getElementById('yourElemId').style.color = 'red';

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.fontcolor' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0. Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.fontcolor' in that specification.
Draft Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeFirefoxEdgeInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)

See also

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