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Revision 494525 of word-break

  • Revision slug: Web/CSS/word-break
  • Revision title: word-break
  • Revision id: 494525
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  • Creator: kscarfone
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{{CSSRef}}

Summary

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

{{cssbox("word-break")}}

Syntax

Formal syntax: {{csssyntax("word-break")}}
word-break: normal 
word-break: break-all 
word-break: keep-all

word-break: inherit

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

{{todo}}

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

<div>
 {{CSSRef}}</div>
<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>
<div>
 {{cssbox("word-break")}}</div>
<h2 id="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="twopartsyntaxbox">
<a href="/en-US/docs/CSS/Value_definition_syntax" title="CSS/Value_definition_syntax">Formal syntax</a>: {{csssyntax("word-break")}}
</pre>
<pre>
word-break: normal 
word-break: break-all 
word-break: keep-all

word-break: inherit
</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>
<p>{{todo}}</p>
<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>
<div>
 {{CompatibilityTable}}</div>
<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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