The CSS reference

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

  • To specify whether or not a text should be displayed in a small-caps font.
  • Initial value: normal
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the font-variant - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible font-variant values:

value Comments CSS
normal A value of 'normal' selects a font that is not a small-caps font (this is the default). 1
small-caps In a small-caps font the lower case letters look similar to the uppercase ones, but in a smaller size and with slightly different proportions. 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.fontVariant="font-variant 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.fontVariant;
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