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Revision 320431 of word-break

  • Revision slug: CSS/word-break
  • Revision title: word-break
  • Revision id: 320431
  • Created:
  • Creator: figure002
  • Is current revision? No
  • Comment Fixed a typo

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{{ CSSRef() }}

Summary

The word-break CSS property is used to specify how (or if) to break lines within words.

  • {{ Xref_cssinitial() }} {{ Cssxref("normal") }}
  • Applies to all elements
  • {{ Xref_cssinherited() }} yes
  • Media {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}
  • {{ Xref_csscomputed() }} specified value
  • {{ Xref_cssanimatable() }} no
  • {{ Xref_csscanonicalorder() }} the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Formal grammar:  normal | break-all | keep-all
word-break: normal 
word-break: break-all 
word-break: keep-all

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.

Examples

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{ SpecName('CSS3 Text', '#word-break', 'word-break') }} {{ Spec2('CSS3 Text') }}  

Browser compatibility

{{ CompatibilityTable() }}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 {{ CompatGeckoDesktop("15.0") }} 5.5 {{ CompatNo() }} {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}
keep-all {{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }} {{ CompatGeckoDesktop("15.0") }} 5.5 {{ CompatNo() }} {{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }} 18.0 {{ CompatGeckoMobile("15.0") }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatNo() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }}
keep-all {{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }} {{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }} {{ CompatGeckoMobile("15.0") }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatNo() }} {{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}
  • IE8 introduced -ms-word-break as a synonym for word-break. Don't use the -ms- prefix.

See also

  • {{ CSS_Reference:Text() }}

Revision Source

<p>{{ CSSRef() }}</p>
<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <code>word-break</code> CSS property is used to specify how (or if) to break lines within words.</p>
<ul class="cssprop">
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinitial() }}</dfn> {{ Cssxref("normal") }}</li>
  <li><dfn>Applies to</dfn> all elements</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinherited() }}</dfn> yes</li>
  <li><dfn>Media</dfn> {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_csscomputed() }}</dfn> specified value</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssanimatable() }}</dfn> no</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_csscanonicalorder() }}</dfn> the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="twopartsyntaxbox">
Formal grammar:  normal | break-all | keep-all
</pre>
<pre>
word-break: normal 
word-break: break-all 
word-break: keep-all
</pre>
<h3 id="Value">Value</h3>
<dl>
  <dt>
    <code>normal</code></dt>
  <dd>
    Use the default line break rule.</dd>
  <dt>
    <code>break-all</code></dt>
  <dd>
    Word breaks may be inserted between any character for non-CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) text.</dd>
  <dt>
    <code>keep-all</code></dt>
  <dd>
    Don't allow word breaks for CJK text.&nbsp; Non-CJK text behavior is same as <code>normal</code>.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Examples">Examples</h2>
<h2 id="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>{{ SpecName('CSS3 Text', '#word-break', 'word-break') }}</td>
      <td>{{ Spec2('CSS3 Text') }}</td>
      <td>&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{ CompatibilityTable() }}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoDesktop("15.0") }}</td>
        <td>5.5</td>
        <td>{{ CompatNo() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td><code>keep-all</code></td>
        <td>{{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoDesktop("15.0") }}</td>
        <td>5.5</td>
        <td>{{ CompatNo() }}</td>
        <td>{{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Chrome for Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Mobile</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>18.0</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoMobile("15.0") }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatNo() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td><code>keep-all</code></td>
        <td>{{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}</td>
        <td>{{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoMobile("15.0") }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatNo() }}</td>
        <td>{{ unimplemented_inline_webkit("43917") }}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<ul>
  <li>IE8 introduced<code> -ms-word-break </code>as a synonym for<code> word-break</code>. Don't use the <code>-ms-</code> prefix.</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li>{{ CSS_Reference:Text() }}</li>
</ul>
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