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The CSS Font-Style Property

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Published Aug 10, 2017
Updated Oct 10, 2019

Making CSS change font style

The CSS font-style property defines custom styling for the text characters:

Example
p.oblique {
    font-style: oblique;
}

p.italic {
    font-style: italic;
}

p.normal {
    font-style: normal;
    
}

CSS font-style syntax and values

There are three values you can choose from when defining CSS font styles:

font-style: value;

Value Description
normal The default value. The font is displayed normally
italic The font is displayed in italics
oblique The font is slated to the side by a specified degree (-90deg to -90deg) or 14 degrees by default

Note: keep in mind that large portions of italic in CSS can be hard to read.

Browser support

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Chrome
1+
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Edge
12+
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Firefox
1+
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IE
4+
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Opera
7+
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Safari
1+

Mobile browser support

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Chrome
18+
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Firefox
4+
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Opera
10.1+
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Safari
1+