Font Formatting
Learn about the HTML tag for changing font faces, sizes, and colors.

You can change the display font, size, and color of a block of text using FONT tags.

FONT is a container tag that sets the font attributes for a block of text.

<FONT FACE="Arial,Helvetica" COLOR=BLUE SIZE=+3>How do you like to go up in the air, Up in the air so blue.</FONT>

This renders the contained text in

  • a blue sans serif font
  • using 3 point sizes bigger than the browsers default font size
  • in Arial font if it is installed on the system, and in Helvetica otherwise.
Here's another example.

<FONT FACE="Arial,Helvetica" COLOR=PURPLE SIZE="+3">Purple text</FONT>

<FONT FACE="Arial,Helvetica" COLOR=Fuchsia SIZE="+5"><STRONG>Bold fuchsia text</STRONG></FONT>

displays as...
Purple text
Bold Fuchsia text

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