is an option for Style, Cell, and related constructs that specifies how slanted characters in text should be.


  • Standard settings are Plain and Italic.
  • On most computer systems, settings such as FontSlant->"Oblique" can also be used.
  • With the "Oblique" setting, each character typically has the same basic form as with Plain, but is slanted. With the Italic setting, the basic form is different.


Basic Examples  (4)

Plain fonts:

Italic fonts:

Specify the font slant without using an option:

Font slant can be specified in style-related options:

Introduced in 1996
Updated in 2007