HTML Fonts

The <font> tag in HTML is deprecated. It is supposed to be removed in a future version of HTML.

Even if a lot of people are using it, you should try to avoid it, and use styles instead.


The HTML <font> Tag

With HTML code like this, you can specify both the size and the type of the browser output :

<p>
<font size="2" face="Verdana">
This is a paragraph.
</font>
</p>
<p>
<font size="3" face="Times">
This is another paragraph.
</font>
</p>

Font Attributes

Attribute Example Purpose
size=”number” size=”2″ Defines the font size
size=”+number” size=”+1″ Increases the font size
size=”-number” size=”-1″ Decreases the font size
face=”face-name” face=”Times” Defines the font-name
color=”color-value” color=”#eeff00″ Defines the font color
color=”color-name” color=”red” Defines the font color

The <font> Tag Should NOT be Used

The <font> tag is deprecated in the latest versions of HTML (HTML 4 and XHTML).

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has removed the <font> tag from its recommendations. In future versions of HTML, style sheets (CSS) will be used to define the layout and display properties of HTML elements.

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