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How to set font size based on window size using JavaScript ?
  • Last Updated : 16 Oct, 2019

Given an HTML document and the task is to change the font-size based on the size of the window with the help of JavaScript.

Approach 1:

  • First convert the document element font sizes to em or % by using a function.
  • Call this function on every resize of the window. It will change the font size based on window size.

Example: This example implements the above approach.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to set font size based on
        container size using JavaScript?
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style = "text-align:center;"
      
    <h1 id = "h1" style = "color: green"
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    </h1>
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style =
        "font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
      
    <script
        var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP');
        var h1 = document.getElementById('h1');
          
        up.innerHTML = "Resize the window to change"
            + "the font-size based on window-size";
          
        h1.setFont = function (font) {
            var size = this.offsetWidth,
            font_size = size * font;
            this.style.fontSize = font_size + '%';
            return this
        };
          
        h1.setFont(0.50);
          
        window.onresize = function () {
            h1.setFont(0.50);
        }
    </script
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before resizing the window:
  • After resizing the window:

Approach 2: Use vw(viewport) unit with the font-size to convert the font-size with respect to the viewport.



Example: This example implements the above approach.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to set font size based on
        container size using JavaScript?
    </title>
      
    <style>
        #h1 {
            font-size: 5vw;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body style = "text-align:center;"
      
    <h1 id = "h1" style = "color: green"
        GeeksForGeeks 
    </h1>
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style =
        "font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
          
    <script
        var up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP');
        var h1 = document.getElementById('h1');
        up.innerHTML = "Resize the window to change"
             + "the font-size based on window-size";
    </script
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before resizing the window:
  • After resizing the window:

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