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The font-family attribute indicates which font family will be used to render the text, specified as a prioritized list of font family names and/or generic family names.

As a presentation attribute, it also can be used as a property directly inside a CSS stylesheet, see css font-family for further information.

Usage context

Categories Presentation attribute
Value [[<family-name> | <generic-family>],]* [<family-name> | <generic-family>] | inherit
Animatable Yes
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)



p.class1{font-family:"Times New Roman",Times,serif;}


<p class="class1">This is a paragraph, shown in the Times New Roman font.</p>
<p class="class2">This is a paragraph, shown in the Arial font.</p>


The following elements can use the font-family attribute

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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