Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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 fontsize() method creates a string that embeds a string in a <font> element (<font size="...">str</font>), which causes a string to be displayed in the specified font size.

Note: All HTML wrapper methods are deprecated and only standardized for compatibility purposes. For the case of fontsize(), the <font> element itself has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Web developers should use CSS properties instead.





An integer between 1 and 7, or a string representing a signed integer between 1 and 7.

Return value

A string beginning with a <font size="size"> start tag (double quotes in size are replaced with &quot;), then the text str, and then a </font> end tag.


The fontsize() method itself simply joins the string parts together without any validation or normalization. However, to create valid <font> elements, When you specify size as an integer, you set the font size of str to one of the 7 defined sizes. You can specify size as a string such as "-2" or "+3" to adjust the font size of str relative to 3, the default value.


Using fontsize()

The following example uses string methods to change the size of a string:

const worldString = "Hello, world";

console.log(worldString.small()); // <small>Hello, world</small>
console.log(worldString.big()); // <big>Hello, world</big>
console.log(worldString.fontsize(7)); // <font size="7">Hello, world</font>

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

document.getElementById("yourElemId").style.fontSize = "0.7em";


ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-string.prototype.fontsize

Browser compatibility

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See also