Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The -webkit-text-stroke CSS property specifies the width and color of strokes for text characters. This is a shorthand property for the longhand properties -webkit-text-stroke-width and -webkit-text-stroke-color.

/* Width and color values */
-webkit-text-stroke: 4px navy; 
text-stroke: 4px navy;

/* Global values */
-webkit-text-stroke: inherit;
-webkit-text-stroke: initial;
-webkit-text-stroke: unset;
text-stroke: inherit; 
text-stroke: initial; 
text-stroke: unset;

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toall elements
Inheritedyes
Mediavisual
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typeas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Canonical orderCanonical order

Syntax

Values

<length>
The width of the stroke.
<color>
The color of the stroke.

Formal syntax

<length> || <color>

where
<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

where
<rgb()> = rgb( [ [ <percentage>{3} | <number>{3} ] [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ [ <percentage>#{3} | <number>#{3} ] , <alpha-value>? ] )
<rgba()> = rgba( [ [ <percentage>{3} | <number>{3} ] [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ [ <percentage>#{3} | <number>#{3} ] , <alpha-value>? ] )
<hsl()> = hsl( [ <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? ] )
<hsla()> = hsla( [ <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? ] )

where
<alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage>
<hue> = <number> | <angle>

Example

HTML

<p id="example">The stroke of this text is red.</p>

CSS

#example {
  font-size: 3em;
  margin: 0;
  -webkit-text-stroke: 2px red;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Compatibility Standard
The definition of '-webkit-text-stroke' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial standardization
Safari CSS Reference
'-webkit-text-stroke' in that document.
Non-standard unofficial documentation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 4 (Yes) 48.0 (48.0)[1] No support 15 3.1
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4 (Yes) 48.0 (48.0)[1] No support 36 4.1

[1] This feature is implemented behind the preference layout.css.prefixes.webkit, defaulting to false. Since Gecko 49 (Firefox 49.0 / Thunderbird 49.0 / SeaMonkey 2.46) the preference defaults to true.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: mfluehr, pimmink, llkk, libbymc, Sebastianz, Druzion, cvrebert
 Last updated by: mfluehr,