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CSS font-weight Property

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 11 Oct, 2021

The font-weight property of the CSS is used to set the weight or thickness of the font being used with the HTML Text. The font-weight applied will depend on font-family used and the browser. For instance, some font-family is available only in specific weights.

Syntax:

font-weight: normal|bold|lighter|bolder|number|initial|inherit|unset;

Property Values:

  • normal: This is the default font-weight & defines the normal font-weight. It is equal to the number value 400.
  • bold: This defines the bold font-weight, it is equal to the number value 700.
  • lighter: This makes the font-weight one level lighter than the parent element, considering the available font weights of the font family.
  • bolder: This makes the font-weight one level heavier than the parent element, considering the available font weights of the font family.
  • number: This sets the font-weight according to the number specified. The number can range between 1 to 1000. If the exact weight is unavailable, a suitable weight is applied.

Global Values:

  • initial: This sets the font-weight to the initial(default) value.
  • inherit: This sets the font-weight equal to the value inherited from its parent element.
  • unset: This sets the font-weight equal to the value inherited from its parent element since font-weight is an inheritable property.

When lighter or bolder is specified, the below chart shows how the absolute font-weight of the element is determined.



Parent Value

lighter

bolder

100

100

400

200

100

400

300

100



400

400

100

700

500

100

700

600

400

900

700

400

900

800

700

900

900

700

900

Example: The following example demonstrates the use of CSS font-weight property in which the property has been set to different values.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title> font-weight property </title>
    <!-- font-weight CSS property -->
    <style>
    body {
        font-weight: bold;
        font-family: sans-serif;
    }
      
    p.one {
        font-weight: bold;
    }
      
    p.two {
        font-weight: lighter;
    }
      
    p.three {
        font-weight: 1000;
    }
      
    p.four {
        font-weight: initial;
    }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
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    <h3>CSS font-weight Property</h3>
    
    <!-- font-weight: bold; length; property -->
    <p class="one"
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    <!-- font-weight: lighter; length; property -->
    <p class="two"
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    <!-- font-weight: 1000; length; property -->
    <p class="three"
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    <!-- font-weight: initial; length; property -->
    <p class="four"
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    </p>
  
</body>
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by CSS font-weight Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 2.0
  • Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Edge 12.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Safari 1.0
  • Opera 3.5



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