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    This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.


    The italics() method creates an <i> HTML element that causes a string to be italic.




    The italics() method embeds a string in an <i> tag: "<i>str</i>".


    Example: Using italics()

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

    var worldString = 'Hello, world';
    console.log(worldString.blink());   // <blink>Hello, world</blink>
    console.log(worldString.bold());    // <b>Hello, world</b>
    console.log(worldString.italics()); // <i>Hello, world</i>
    console.log(worldString.strike());  // <strike>Hello, world</strike>


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

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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