CSS font-style

Demo

The CSS font-style property is used to set the style of the font to italic or oblique.

If no italic or oblique face is available, oblique faces can still be rendered artificially by the browser. However, this should be used cautiously, as some fonts don't render well if there isn't an italic or oblique face available. Also, this artificial rendering can be disabled with the font-synthesis property.

Tip: Use the font property to set the most common font properties in one place.

Syntax

font-style: <value>

Possible Values

  • normal
  • italic
  • oblique

In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:

initial
Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
inherit
Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
unset
This value acts as either inherit or initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.

Specifications

Initial Value
normal
Applies To
All elements
Inherited?
Yes
Media
Visual

Example Code

p {
  font-style: italic;
  }