font-style property CSS Reference



Definition and Usage

The font-style CSS property allows italic or oblique faces to be selected within a font-family.

  • Initial normal
  • Applies to all elements
  • Inherited yes
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Formal syntax: normal | italic | oblique
font-style: normal
font-style: italic
font-style: oblique
font-style: inherit

Values

Italic forms are generally cursive in nature while oblique faces are typically sloped versions of the regular face. Oblique faces can be simulated by artificially sloping the glyphs of the regular face.
normal
Selects a font that is classified as normal within a font-family
italic
Selects a font that is labeled italic, if that is not available, one labeled oblique
oblique
Selects a font that is labeled oblique

Examples

This paragraph is italic.

This paragraph is oblique.

The above example shows the two font-style values. The CSS looks like this:

p.italic { font-style:italic } 
p.oblique { font-style: oblique }
And the HTML looks like this:
<p class="italic">This paragraph is italic.</p>
<p class="oblique">This paragraph is oblique.</p> 

Compatibility

Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4.0 7.0 1.0

Mobile browsers

Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1) 6.0 6.0 1.0

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