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    list-style-type

    Summary

    The list-style-type CSS property specifies appearance of a list item element. As it is the only one which defaults to display:list-item, this is usually a <li> element, but can be any element with this display value.

    The color of the marker will be the same as the computed color of the element it applies to.

    Syntax

    Formal syntax: disc | circle | square | decimal | decimal-leading-zero | lower-roman | upper-roman | lower-greek | lower-latin | upper-latin | armenian | georgian | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none
    

    Values

    none
    No item marker is shown.

    Keywords value is one of the following:

    disc
    • A filled circle (default value)
    circle
    • A hollow circle
    square
    • A filled square
    decimal
    • Han decimal numbers
    • Beginning with 1.
    cjk-decimal
    • Decimal numbers
    • E.g. 一, 二, 三, ..., 九八, 九九, 一〇〇
    decimal-leading-zero
    • Decimal numbers
    • Padded by initial zeros
    • E.g. 01, 02, 03, … 98, 99
    lower-roman
    • Lowercase roman numerals
    • E.g. i, ii, iii, iv, v…
    upper-roman
    • Uppercase roman numerals
    • E.g. I, II, III, IV, V…
    lower-greek
    • Lowercase classical Greek
    • alpha, beta, gamma…
    • E.g. α, β, γ…
    lower-alpha
    lower-latin
    • Lowercase ASCII letters
    • E.g. a, b, c, … z
    • lower-latin is unsupported in IE7 and earlier
    • See Browser compatibility section.
    upper-alpha
    upper-latin
    • Uppercase ASCII letters
    • E.g. A, B, C, … Z
    • upper-latin is unsupported in IE7 and earlier
    armenian
    • Traditional Armenian numbering
    • (ayb/ayp, ben/pen, gim/keem…
    georgian
    • Traditional Georgian numbering
    • E.g. an, ban, gan, … he, tan, in…
    hebrew
    • Traditional Hebrew numbering
    ethiopic-numeric
    • Example
    hiragana
    • a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, …
    • (Japanese)
    katakana
    • A, I, U, E, O, KA, KI, …
    • (Japanese)
    hiragana-iroha
    • i, ro, ha, ni, ho, he, to, …
    • Iroha is the old japanese ordering of syllabs.
    katakana-iroha
    • I, RO, HA, NI, HO, HE, TO, …
    • Iroha is the old japanese ordering of syllabs.
    japanese-informal
    • Japanese informal numbering
    japanese-formal
    • Japanese formal numbering to be used in legal or financial document.
    • E.g., 壱萬壱阡壱百壱拾壱
    • The kanjis are designed so that they can't be modified to look like another correct one
    korean-hangul-formal
    • Korean hangul numbering.
    • E.g., 일만 일천일백일십일
    korean-hanja-informal
    • Korean hanja numbering.
    • E.g., 萬 一千百十一
    korean-hanja-formal
    • Formal Korean Han numbering.
    • E.g. 壹萬 壹仟壹百壹拾壹
    simp-chinese-informal
    • Simplified Chinese informal numbering.
    • E.g. 一万一千一百一十一
    cjk-ideographic
    • Identical to simp-chinese-informal
    • E.g. 一万一千一百一十一
    simp-chinese-formal
    • Simplified Chinese formal numbering.
    • E.g. 壹万壹仟壹佰壹拾壹
    trad-chinese-informal
    • Traditional Chinese informal numbering.
    • E.g. 一萬一千一百一十一
    trad-chinese-formal
    • Traditional Chinese formal numbering.
    • E.g. 壹萬壹仟壹佰壹拾壹

    Non-standard extensions

    Extended set of values provided by Mozilla (Firefox), Blink (Chrome and Opera) and WebKit (Safari) to support list types in other languages. See the compatibility table to check which browsers supports which extension.

    arabic-indic
    -moz-arabic-indic
    • Example
    bengali
    -moz-bengali
    • Example
    cjk-earthly-branch
    -moz-cjk-earthly-branch
    • Example
    cjk-heavenly-stem
    -moz-cjk-heavenly-stem
    • Example
    devanagari
    -moz-devanagari
    • Example
    -moz-ethiopic-halehame
    • Example
    -moz-ethiopic-halehame-am
    • Example
    ethiopic-halehame-ti-er
    -moz-ethiopic-halehame-ti-er
    • Example
    ethiopic-halehame-ti-et
    -moz-ethiopic-halehame-ti-et
    • Example
    gujarati
    -moz-gujarati
    • Example
    gurmukhi
    -moz-gurmukhi
    • Example
    hangul
    -moz-hangul
    • Example
    • Example
    • Example
    hangul-consonant
    -moz-hangul-consonant
    • Example
    • Example
    • Example
    kannada
    -moz-kannada
    • Example
    khmer
    -moz-khmer
    • Example
    lao
    -moz-lao
    • Example
    malayalam
    -moz-malayalam
    • Example
    myanmar
    -moz-myanmar
    • Example
    oriya
    -moz-oriya
    • Example
    persian
    -moz-persian
    • Example
    -moz-tamil
    • Example
    telugu
    -moz-telugu
    • Example
    thai
    -moz-thai
    • Example
    urdu
    -moz-urdu
    • Example

    Examples

    View the live example

    ol { list-style-type: upper-alpha; }
    
    /* or use the shortcut "list-style": */
    ol { list-style: upper-alpha; }

    Notes

    • Some list-style-types require a suitable font installed to display as expected.
    • The cjk-ideographic is identical to trad-chinese-informal. (It exists for legacy reasons.)
    • The CSS specification does not define how alphabetic systems wrap at the end of the alphabet. For instance, after 26 list items, upper-alpha rendering is undefined. Firefox and other browsers will continue as AA, AB, AC,... For long lists, it is recommended that authors specify true numbers.

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3
    The definition of 'list-style-type' in that specification.
    Working Draft Adds support for identifiers used in @counter-style rules to keywords.
    Adds hebrew, cjk-ideographic, hiragana, hiragana-iroha, katakana, katakana-iroha, japanese-formal, japanese-informal, simp-chinese-formal, trad-chinese-formal, simp-chinese-formal, trad-chinese-formal,korean-hangul-formal, korean-hanja-informal, korean-hanja-formal, cjk-decimal, ethiopic-numeric style types.
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of 'list-style-type' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support including :
    none, disc, circle, square, decimal, lower-alpha, upper-alpha, lower-roman, upper-roman
    1.0 1.0 (1.0) 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
    lower-latin, upper-latin, lower-greek, armenian, georgian 1.0 1.0 (1.0) 8.0 6.0 1.0 (85)
    decimal-leading-zero 1.0 1.0 (1.0) 8.0 8.0 1.0 (85)
    hebrew, cjk-ideographic, hiragana, hiragana-iroha, katakana, katakana-iroha 1.0 1.0 (1.0) Not supported 7.0 (but displays decimal numbers only)
    15.0
    1.0-1.2 (85-125)
    japanese-formal, japanese-informal, simp-chinese-formal, trad-chinese-formal, simp-chinese-informal, trad-chinese-informal Not supported 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) -moz
    28.0 (28.0)
    Not supported Not supported Not supported
    korean-hangul-formal, korean-hanja-informal, korean-hanja-formal, cjk-decimal Not supported 28.0 (28.0) Not supported Not supported

    Not supported

     

    ethiopic-numeric Not supported 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) -moz Not supported Not supported

    Not supported

    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

     

    See also