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CSS: Italic font

Italic text is often used to emphasize quotations or terms. In contrast to changing thickness, italics allow you to emphasize a section of the text, but not highlight it so that it is immediately more conspicuous.

To change the font style, use the font-style property, which can take one of these values:

  • normal - normal text output.
  • italic - italic style
  • oblique - italic style

Text with normal font style

Text with italic font

Text with oblique font

Note that the text with a value of italic and text with the value set to oblique may look exactly the same. So what's the point here? The italic value looks for a special italic version of the font, while oblique merely systematically tilts the characters in the text. Not all fonts have a separate version for italic, so visually, both values will look the same.

Use italic to create italics - this is the most common option

<p class="italic">Italic text</p>
.italic {
  font-style: italic;

Italic text


Add a paragraph to the editor with the class set to italic-type and set the font to oblique. Add styles to the <style> tag

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