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HTML <basefont> Tag
  • Last Updated : 05 Feb, 2021

It is used to set the default text-color, font-size, font-family of all the text in the browser. It is not supported in HTML, as an alternate, we are using CSS in the example code. The <basefont> tag was supported in Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions.


<basefont attributes...>

Attributes: This tag contains three optional attributes which are listed below: 

  • color: It is used to specify the default text-color of the document.
  • size: It is used to specify the default font-size of the document.
  • face: It is used to specify the default font-style of the document.

Example: Below example illustrates the <basefont> tag in HTML.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>basefont tag</title>
    <basefont color="red" size="9">
        body {
            text-align: center;
        .gfg {
            font-size: 40px;
            font-weight: bold;
            color: green;
        .geeks {
            font-size: 25px;
            font-weight: bold;
    <div class="gfg">GeeksforGeeks</div>
    <div class="geeks"><basefont> Tag</div>
    <p>A computer science portal for geeks</p>


Supported Browsers: This tag is not supported by any browser.

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