CSS font-variant-position Property

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.normal {
  font-variant-position: normal;

.super {
  font-variant-position: super;

.sub {
  font-variant-position: sub;


The font-variant-position CSS property controls the use of alternate, smaller glyphs that are positioned as superscript or subscript.

The glyphs are positioned relative to the baseline of the font, which remains unchanged.

These glyphs are typically used in <sub> and <sup> elements.

Default value:normal
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

font-variant-position: normal|sub|super|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property:

Value Description
normal Deactivates alternate superscript and subscript glyphs.
sub Activates subscript alternate glyphs.
super Activates superscript alternate glyphs.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  font-variant-position: normal;
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