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    word-break

    Summary

    The word-break CSS property is used to specify whether to break lines within words.

    Syntax

    /* Keyword values */
    word-break: normal; 
    word-break: break-all; 
    word-break: keep-all;
    
    /* Global values */
    word-break: inherit;
    word-break: initial;
    word-break: unset;
    

    Value

    normal
    Use the default line break rule.
    break-all
    Word breaks may be inserted between any character for non-CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) text.
    keep-all
    Don't allow word breaks for CJK text.  Non-CJK text behavior is same as normal.

    Formal syntax

    normal | break-all | keep-all

    Examples

    FIXME:

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Text Level 3
    The definition of 'word-break' in that specification.
    Working Draft Initial definition

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 15.0 (15.0) 5.5 Not supported (Yes)
    keep-all Unimplemented (see WebKit bug 123782) 15.0 (15.0) 5.5 Not supported Unimplemented (see WebKit bug 123782)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 18.0 15.0 (15.0) ? Not supported ?
    keep-all Unimplemented (see WebKit bug 123782) Unimplemented (see WebKit bug 123782) 15.0 (15.0) ? Not supported Unimplemented (see WebKit bug 123782)
    • IE8 introduced -ms-word-break as a synonym for word-break. Don't use the -ms- prefix.
    • WebKit Nightly(Bug 123782) now support the keep-all value.

    See also

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    Last updated by: yisibl,
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