HTML basefont face Attribute

Definition and Usage

The face attribute specifies the base (default) font for a page.

Compatibility Notes

The basefont element was deprecated in HTML 4.01 and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD.
Use CSS instead.
CSS syntax (in <head>): <style>body{font-family: courier, serif}</style>


<basefont face="font-family" />

Syntax Example

<basefont face="Arial, Times New Roman" />

Attribute Values

Value Description
font-family Specifies the default font for the text on the page.Default value: Browser dependent
Possible values: A comma separated prioritized list of font family names to use.
There are two types of font-family values:
  • family-name: The name of a font-family, like "times", "courier", "arial", etc
  • generic-family: The name of a generic-family, like "serif", "sans-serif", "cursive", "fantasy", "monospace"

Browser Support

The attribute is deprecated, only supported by Internet Explorer, and should be avoided.


<basefont face="Arial, Times New Roman" />
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