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.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Fonts Module Level 4
The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
CSS Fonts Module Level 3
The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'font-style' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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font-styleChrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also