letter-spacing

  • Revision slug: CSS/letter-spacing
  • Revision title: letter-spacing
  • Revision id: 40894
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  • Creator: Jeremie
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{{ CSSRef() }}

Summary

The letter-spacing CSS property specifies spacing behavior between text characters.

  • {{ Xref_cssinitial() }}: {{ Cssxref("normal") }}
  • Applies to: all elements
  • {{ Xref_cssinherited() }}: yes
  • Percentages: n/a
  • Media: {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}
  • {{ Xref_csscomputed() }}: normal or absolute length

Syntax

letter-spacing:  normal | <length>

Values

normal
The spacing is the normal spacing for the current font. This value allows the user agent to alter the space between characters in order to justify text. That's the difference to the length value 0.
<length>
Indicates inter-character space in addition to the default space between characters. Values may be negative, but there may be implementation-specific limits. User agents may not further increase or decrease the inter-character space in order to justify text.
See {{ Xref_csslength() }} values for possible units.

Examples

p { letter-spacing: 0.4em }

Specifications

Browser compatibility

{{ CompatibilityTable() }}

Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
HTML support {{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }} 1.0 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
SVG support {{ CompatNo() }}{{ bug("371787") }} {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }} {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}
Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
HTML support {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }}
SVG support {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }}

See also

{{ CSS_Reference:Text() }}

{{ languages( { "pl": "pl/CSS/letter-spacing" } ) }}

Revision Source

<p>{{ CSSRef() }}</p>
<h3 name="Summary">Summary</h3>
<p>The<code> letter-spacing </code>CSS property specifies spacing behavior between text characters.</p>
<ul> <li>{{ Xref_cssinitial() }}: {{ Cssxref("normal") }}</li> <li>Applies to: all elements</li> <li>{{ Xref_cssinherited() }}: yes</li> <li>Percentages: n/a</li> <li>Media: {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}</li> <li>{{ Xref_csscomputed() }}: <code>normal </code>or absolute length</li>
</ul>
<h3 name="Syntax">Syntax</h3>
<pre class="eval">letter-spacing:  normal | &lt;length&gt;
</pre>
<h3 name="Values">Values</h3>
<dl><dt>normal</dt><dd> The spacing is the normal spacing for the current font. This value allows the user agent to alter the space between characters in order to justify text. That's the difference to the length value<code> 0</code>.<br>
</dd><dt>&lt;length&gt;</dt><dd> Indicates inter-character space <em>in addition to</em> the default space between characters. Values may be negative, but there may be implementation-specific limits. User agents may not further increase or decrease the inter-character space in order to justify text.<br>
See {{ Xref_csslength() }} values for possible units.<br>
</dd></dl>
<h3 name="Examples">Examples</h3>
<pre class="eval">p { letter-spacing: 0.4em }
</pre>
<h3 name="Specifications">Specifications</h3>
<ul> <li><a class="external" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#propdef-letter-spacing" title="http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#propdef-letter-spacing">CSS 2.1 Text #letter-spacing</a></li>
</ul>
<h3 name="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h3>
<p>{{ CompatibilityTable() }}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
<table class="compat-table"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Feature</th> <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th> <th>Chrome</th> <th>Internet Explorer</th> <th>Opera</th> <th>Safari (WebKit)</th> </tr> <tr> <td>HTML support</td> <td>{{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }}</td> <td>1.0</td> <td>4.0</td> <td>3.5</td> <td>1.0 (85)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SVG support</td> <td>{{ CompatNo() }}{{ bug("371787") }}</td> <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td> </tr> </tbody>
</table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
<table class="compat-table"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Feature</th> <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th> <th>Android</th> <th>IE Mobile</th> <th>Opera Mobile</th> <th>Safari Mobile</th> </tr> <tr> <td>HTML support</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SVG support</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td> </tr> </tbody>
</table>
</div><h3 name="See_also">See also</h3>
<p>{{ CSS_Reference:Text() }}</p>
<p>{{ languages( { "pl": "pl/CSS/letter-spacing" } ) }}</p>
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