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CSS font-style Property

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CSS font-style Property

CSS font-style property specifies the font style for a text.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p{ font-style: italic; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS font-style Property</h1> <p>font-style of this paragraph is italic.</p> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ font-style: italic; }

Using Javascript



No, font-style property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS font-style property is normal.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS font-style property.

normalSets a font that is classified as normal within a font-family.
italicSets a font that is classified as italic. If no italic version of the face is available, one classified as oblique is used instead.
obliqueSets a font that is classified as oblique. If no oblique version of the face is available, one classified as italic is used instead.
oblique <angle>Sets a font classified as oblique, and additionally specifies an angle for the slant of the text.

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All in One

In the following example, we will demonstrate all values of CSS font-style property.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #point{ font-style: normal; } #point1{ font-style: italic; } #point2{ font-style: oblique; } #point3{ font-style: oblique 45deg; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS font-style Property</h1> <p id="point">font-style of this paragraph is normal.</p> <p id="point1">font-style of this paragraph is italic.</p> <p id="point2">font-style of this paragraph is oblique.</p> <p id="point3">font-style of this paragraph is oblique 45deg.</p> </body> </html>

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS font-style property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <body> <h1>CSS font-style Property</h1> <p>font-style of this paragraph is italic.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.fontStyle = "italic"; } </script> </body> </html>

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