CSS Reference

"font-style" - css property (v. css 1)

  • To specify the font style for text.
  • Initial value: normal
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the font-style - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible font-style values:

value Comments CSS
normal Selects a font that is classified as 'normal' in the UA's font database. 1
italic Selects a font that is labeled 'italic', or, if that is not available, one labeled 'oblique'. 1
oblique Selects a font that is labeled 'oblique' 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. This property value is new with CSS 2. 2

Property "font-style" example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML >
<html  >
  <head>
    <title>Test</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      div {border: blue 1px solid; color:black;
           padding: .5em .5em .5em .5em; width: 400px;
      }
      .italic { font-style: italic; }
      .oblique { font-style: oblique; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <br>font-style: italic; <br>
    <div class="italic">
      Selects a font that is labeled 'italic', or,
      if that is not available, one labeled 'oblique'.
    </div>
    <br>font-style: oblique;<br>
    <div class="oblique">
      Selects a font that is labeled 'oblique'.
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.fontStyle="font-style values"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null)
// To GET the property value:
var value=cStyle.fontStyle;
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