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;

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:



The width of the stroke.
The color of the stroke.

Formal definition

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typeas each of the properties of the shorthand:

Formal syntax

<length> || <color>where <color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>where <rgb()> = rgb( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgb( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )<rgba()> = rgba( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgba( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )<hsl()> = hsl( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )<hsla()> = hsla( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )where <alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage><hue> = <number> | <angle>


Adding a red text stroke


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


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



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

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See also