A propriedade CSS font-kerning controla o o uso da informação de kerning, que é, o controle de como as letras serão espaçadas. A informação de kerning é armazenada na fonte, e se a fonte é well-kerned, essa caracteristica permite que o espaçamento entre caracteres seja muito parecido, independente dos caracteres.

Example of font-kerning

font-kerning: auto;
font-kerning: normal;
font-kerning: none;

/* Global values */
font-kerning: inherit;
font-kerning: initial;
font-kerning: unset;
Initial valueauto
Aplica-se aall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete




This keyword defers to the browser regarding whether to use kerning. When the font size is small, font kerning may look strange and browsers will disable it. This is the default value.


This keyword requires kerning to be applied.


This keyword prevents the browser from using the kerning information stored in the font.

Formal syntax

font-kerning = 
auto |
normal |


p {
  font-kerning: none;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Fonts Module Level 3
The definition of 'font-kerning' in that specification.
Recomendação Initial definition

Browser Compatibility

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Kerning Demo

HTML Content

<div id="kern"></div>
<div id="nokern"></div>
<textarea id="input">AV T. ij</textarea>

CSS Content

#nokern, #kern {
  font-size: 2rem;
  font-family: serif;
#nokern {
  font-kerning: none;
#kern {
  font-kerning: normal;

JS Content

var input  = document.getElementById('input'),
    kern   = document.getElementById('kern'),
    nokern = document.getElementById('nokern');
input.addEventListener('keyup', function() {
  kern.textContent = input.value; /* Update content */
  nokern.textContent = input.value;
kern.textContent = input.value; /* Initialize content */
nokern.textContent = input.value;

See also