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-color CSS property specifies the stroke color of characters of text. If this property is not set, the value of the color property is used.

Initial valuergb(0, 0, 0)
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Animatableyes, as a color
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


/* <color> values */
-webkit-text-stroke-color: red;
-webkit-text-stroke-color: #e08ab4;
-webkit-text-stroke-color: rgb(200, 100, 0);

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


The color of the stroke.

Formal syntax


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

<rgb()> = rgb( <rgb-component>#{3} )
<rgba()> = rgba( <rgb-component>#{3} , <alpha-value> )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage> )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value> )
<named-color> = <ident>
<deprecated-system-color> = ActiveBorder | ActiveCaption | AppWorkspace | Background | ButtonFace | ButtonHighlight | ButtonShadow | ButtonText | CaptionText | GrayText | Highlight | HighlightText | InactiveBorder | InactiveCaption | InactiveCaptionText | InfoBackground | InfoText | Menu | MenuText | Scrollbar | ThreeDDarkShadow | ThreeDFace | ThreeDHighlight | ThreeDLightShadow | ThreeDShadow | Window | WindowFrame | WindowText

<rgb-component> = <integer> | <percentage>
<alpha-value> = <number>
<hue> = <number>


HTML Content

<p>Text with stroke</p>
<input type="color" value="#ff0000">

CSS Content

p {
  margin: 0;
  font-size: 4em;
  -webkit-text-stroke-width: 3px;
  -webkit-text-stroke-color: #ff0000; /* Can be changed in the live sample */


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

Not part of any specification.

Apple has a description of -webkit-text-stroke-color in the Safari CSS reference.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 48.0 (48.0)[1] No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 48.0 (48.0)[1] No support ? ?

[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

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