Italic

Italic is a style of font that slants the letters evenly to the right. This text should be in italics. When a font is installed on a computer, there will be an italic version. For example, with Verdana font there is a "Verdana Regular", "Verdana Bold", "Verdana Bold Italic", and "Verdana Italic" font. If the font does not have an italic version you will not have true italics, only be Oblique type (slanted) version.

Create italic text in HTML

<i>This text should be in italics</i>

Creating italicized text in a word processor such as Microsoft Word

  1. ItalicHighlight the text you want to be italic.
  2. Click the I button, which is often in-between the B and U for bold and underline, as shown in the picture.

Tip: The shortcut key to make text italic is almost always Ctrl + i.

Related pages

Also see: Bold, Font, Oblique, Slant, Typography terms, Underline