text-emphasis-style

The text-emphasis-style CSS property defines the type of emphasis used. It can also be set, and reset, using the text-emphasis shorthand.

/* Initial value */
text-emphasis-style: none; /* No emphasis marks */

/*  value */
text-emphasis-style: 'x';
text-emphasis-style: '点';
text-emphasis-style: '\25B2';
text-emphasis-style: '*';
text-emphasis-style: 'foo'; /* Should NOT use. It may be computed to or rendered as 'f' only */

/* Keywords value */
text-emphasis-style: filled;
text-emphasis-style: open;
text-emphasis-style: filled sesame;
text-emphasis-style: open sesame;

/* Global values */
text-emphasis-style: inherit;
text-emphasis-style: initial;
text-emphasis-style: unset;

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

none
No emphasis marks.
filled
The shape is filled with solid color. If neither filled nor open is present, this is the default.
open
The shape is hollow.
dot
Display small circles as marks. The filled dot is '•' (U+2022), and the open dot is '◦' (U+25E6).
circle
Display large circles as marks. The filled circle is '●' (U+25CF), and the open circle is '○' (U+25CB).
double-circle
Display double circles as marks. The filled double-circle is '◉' (U+25C9), and the open double-circle is '◎' (U+25CE).
triangle
Display triangles as marks. The filled triangle is '▲' (U+25B2), and the open triangle is '△' (U+25B3).
sesame
Display sesames as marks. The filled sesame is '﹅' (U+FE45), and the open sesame is '﹆' (U+FE46).
<string>
Display the given string as marks. Authors should not specify more than one character in <string>. The UA may truncate or ignore strings consisting of more than one grapheme cluster.

Formal syntax

none | [ [ filled | open ] || [ dot | circle | double-circle | triangle | sesame ] ] | <string>

Examples

h2 {
  text-emphasis-style: sesame;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3
The definition of 'text-emphasis' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

 

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support25 -webkit- ?

46

45 — 491

No15 -webkit-

Yes

6.1 -webkit-

FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support4.4 -webkit- ? ?

46

45 — 491

No33 -webkit- 7.1

1. From version 45 until version 49 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.text-emphasis.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

 

See also

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