The font-style attribute specifies whether the text is to be rendered using a normal, italic, or oblique face.

Note: As a presentation attribute, font-style can be used as a CSS property. See the css font-style property for more information.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element but only has an effect on the following five elements: <altGlyph>, <text>, <textPath>, <tref>, and <tspan>

<svg viewBox="0 0 250 30" xmlns="">
  <text y="20" font-style="normal">Normal font style</text>
  <text x="150" y="20" font-style="italic">Italic font style</text>

Usage notes

Value normal | italic | oblique
Default value normal
Animatable Yes

For a description of the values, please refer to the CSS font-style property.


Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also