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
Tip: Use the
font property to set the most common font properties in one place.
- Specifies that a normal face is selected (i.e. not italic or oblique).
- Selects a font that is labeled as an italic face. If an italic face is unavailable, an oblique one is used instead.
- Selects a font that is labeled as an oblique face. If an oblique face is unavailable, an italic one is used instead.
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
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.
- Initial Value
- Applies To
- All elements