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Introduction


Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in boxes, journals, descriptions, and in litterature?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!

To prove my point, :eyes: below!


Test.Test.Test.Test.Test.LOL!




The Tag


Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Well, here's the source code:

<font face="Droid Sans" size="9">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Meta, Segoe UI, Tahoma" size="11"><b>LOL!<b></font>

What goes into that is tag is basically the "size" and "face" subtags! If you need more explanation or info, move on below!



Font Sizes


deviantART support the so-called "font sizes" in any range from 1 to 7!
To define your font size, just use <font size="#">Text</font> where # is the font size. Cool, eh? There are 10 font sizes allowed, and you may only define a number as a size. You can't use stuff like 3px, 3pt, or 3em because deviantART doesn't seem to support that.
Yes, decimals up to the tenths place are allowed only up to size 3. Along with that, the letter, line, and paragraph spacing WILL vary on the font size because of an odd flaw within dA's main CSS itself.

So... here is a demonstration of the sizes!
This is size 1 text.
This is size 1.2 text.
This is size 1.5 text.
This is size 2 text.
This is size 2.5 text.
This is size 3 text.
This is size 4 text.
This is size 5 text.
This is size 6 text.
This is size 7 text.
This is size 999 text.



Usable Fonts


To define your font itself, just replace <font face="X">Text</font> where X is the font name. The subtag name "face" came from Michel Rowels of W3C, in case you were wondering.

deviantART supports the use of any font, but the tag DOES NOT support any Google Webfonts. The fonts MUST be pre-installed to the reader's computer in order for it to be displayed. If you must use a font not installed into all computers, like say FF Meta, then you better use commas. For example, This text will appear in FF Meta if installed. If not, this text appears in Times New Roman. -- <font face="FF Meta, Times New Roman">This text will appear in FF Meta if installed. If not, this text appears in Times New Roman.</font>
Web Safe Fonts, defined by W3C:
Serif Fonts :below:
Georgia
Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua
Times New Roman
Sans-Serif Fonts :below:
Arial, Helvetica
Arial Black, Gadget
Comic Sans MS
Impact, Charcoal
Tahoma, Geneva
Trebuchet MS
Verdana, Geneva
Monospace Fonts :below:
Courier New, Courier
Lucida Console, Monaco

Great Fonts Combos, for the :heart: of dA:
dA Logo Font: Klavikal, Klavika, Apex New, Trebuchet MS
Windows Metro Font: Segoe UI, Zegoe UI, XBOX UI, Arial
Mac Font: Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode
iOS Font: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica Neue STD, Arial, Helvetica



Last, But Not Least


So... you may combine BOTH font sizes AND font faces, like say in <font face="Arial" size="1">Text</font>. To style your text, use the strong,b,u,i tags. You may also use the h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,small,code tags to style your text along with the font tag.




Please feel free to point out any errors, :+fav:, comment, and say congrats on the DD! I have spent 2 hours writing this...
Deviously Yours,
LabLayers
To read with a fancy format and source codes, :eyes: [link]

Disclaimer: Please note that the <font> tag is deprecated in HTML 4, and removed from HTML5. Sometime in the future, support for this tag may be dropped (as it already has been in Opera's Presto engine) so seek out other alternatives, like journal skins with premium membership! Please also be aware that <font> does not work in comments, so try it out in a profile widget or journal!


Updates:
10/1/11 - Initial writing
10/2/11 - A minor update, lots of :+faves:, and a PERFECT critique! Yay...;
10/5/11 - Steve Jobs dies...
10/8/11 - A DD!???? YESSS!!!! MY first one!!!! :squee::squee::squee: And... some updates thanks to ~Juandfr! Added disclaimer, too!
5/2/13 - Updated entire tutorial with new options, fixed a few typos. Also, Opera switched over to Chromium.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-10-08
Suggester Says; dA Font Formatting Guide by :devviclou: is a wonderful guide that explains how to use different fonts on dA in an easy to understand way. dA Font Formatting Guide by =viclou ( Suggested by bradleysays and Featured by Dan-Heffer )
:iconmod-a-holic:
Wow, really helpful to the community! I always wanted to know how you did font codes and dA does support and doesn't Support! I really think you should get a DD for this, its really worth the attention, and you put a lot of effort and time in this so i hope someone, if faster then me of course, gives you a DD for this :) Thanks for all the time and effort you put in this and i bet the rest of the community who did not know what types of fonts are use-able here, will be really thankful ^^ you get the full ratings!
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:iconqueen-dreamy:
Queen-Dreamy Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have seen a lot of people using different fonts even in comments, so, does anybody know how that works?
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:iconpenchil:
Penchil Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
test
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:iconzeldageek401:
ZeldaGeek401 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I got it to work! Thank you so much for posting this!
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:iconmagicsalt:
MagicSalt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2016
 Test
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:iconajdraws20xx:
AJDraws20XX Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
testing 
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:iconooodlynoodle:
Ooodlynoodle Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Test

<fontface="Courier New, Courier" size="1">meow</font>

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:iconplushieslover:
plushieslover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
hi
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:iconplushieslover:
plushieslover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Text
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:iconplushieslover:
plushieslover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
hi
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:iconplushieslover:
plushieslover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Text
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:iconadventureseason:
AdventureSeason Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reply
:icongreengrassdoodles:
GreengrassDoodles Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Test.
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:iconmidnightskiies:
midnightskiies Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Test.
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:icongenerallyironicsoaps:
GenerallyIronicSoaps Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Thanks for this, I had no idea that you could use the fonts on your computer :)
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:iconspectaclekitty:
SpectacleKitty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dd
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:iconadventureseason:
AdventureSeason Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooolala

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< font face="Courier New, Courier" size="1">meow</font> just so i dun't forget //
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:iconventurianfangirlyay:
VENTURIANFANGIRLYAY Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Test
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:iconannieismydog:
Annieismydog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student General Artist
This worked freaking wonders. I just got a 1-year membership and my god I'm decorating my profile like there is no tomorrow. This seriously helped with font styles. Arigato T_T 
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:iconkinnyperedhel:
kinnyperedhel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Test.
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:iconkawaii-noodles:
Kawaii-Noodles Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
test 
it doesn't work,but it worked before???
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:iconsorryaboutmyantlers:
SorryAboutMyAntlers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Test.
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:icontoon-dmg:
toon-dmg Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Omg this is awesome! I will test!

test
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:iconenekagerou:
EneKagerou Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2016   Artist
Texttextets
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:iconenekagerou:
EneKagerou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016   Artist
Text omg it works when i copied it but it probs won't when i use it in my custom box cri
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:iconfoxbead:
foxbead Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  New Deviant
This is amazing ^_^
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:iconlulykawaii:
lulykawaii Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
waaaaaa i can't QAQ
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:iconpats-and-dreams:
pats-and-dreams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Guys, it does not work on comments. It only works on journals and that kind of stuff.
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:iconyuraidesu:
Yuraidesu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
</font>Test.</font>
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:iconshadowart2006:
ShadowArt2006 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Test.<
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:iconshadowart2006:
ShadowArt2006 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
eyyy
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:iconshadowart2006:
ShadowArt2006 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Test
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:iconmaddysmith07:
maddysmith07 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
How do you do Monospace Fonts?
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:iconrandomtea64:
RandomTea64 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not working QAQ
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:iconmilkyshiba:
MilkyShiba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bruh
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:iconvivid-legend:
vivid-legend Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey guess what, This is the 1000th comment.
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:iconkawaii-noodles:
Does it work ? ;;Yes it does


















Testing
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:iconkawaii-noodles:
Kawaii-Noodles Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
It no longer works???????????
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:iconthatnerdnamedlaura:
ThatNerdNamedLaura Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Test
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:iconthatnerdnamedlaura:
ThatNerdNamedLaura Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Testing
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:iconyukitashi:
Yukitashi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
why font size doesn't work:<
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:iconxmooshx:
xMooshx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, i think papyrus works my friend~ Well, on customs it does..
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:iconlichi101:
Lichi101 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
hello
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