CSS font Property

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p {
  font: italic small-caps bold 12px Georgia;

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The font property provides a shorthand way to specify all font properties with one rule.

Default value:See individual properties
JavaScript syntax:
object.style.font="font-style font-variant font-weight font-size/line-height font-family|caption|icon|menu|message-box|small-caption|status-bar|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset";

Standard Syntax

font: font-style font-variant font-weight font-size/line-height font-family|caption|icon|menu|message-box|small-caption|status-bar|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
font-style Specifies the font style.
font-variant Specifies the font variant.
font-weight Specifies the font weight.
font-size/line-height Specifies the font size and the line-height.
font-family Specifies the font family.
caption Specifies the font that are used by captioned controls.
icon Specifies the font that are used by icon labels.
menu Specifies the fonts that are used by dropdown menus.
message-box Specifies the fonts that are used by dialog boxes.
small-caption Specifies a smaller version of the caption font.
status-bar Specifies the fonts that are used by the status bar.
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: See individual properties;
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