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} [ / <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>

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

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome Full support 4Edge Full support 15Firefox Full support 49
Full support 49
Full support 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 48: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support 4Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support 15Firefox Android Full support 49
Full support 49
Full support 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 48: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 36Safari iOS Full support 4Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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