The text-orientation property specifies the orientation of text within a line. Current values only have an effect in vertical writing modes; the property has no effect on elements in horizontal writing modes.

  • Initial valuemixed
  • Applies toAll elements except table row groups, rows, column groups, and columns
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueSpecified value
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS3
  • JavaScript syntaxobject.style.textOrientation
Formal syntax: mixed | upright | sideways-right | sideways-left | sideways

text-orientation: mixed;
text-orientation: upright;
text-orientation: sideways-right;
text-orientation: sideways-left;
text-orientation: sideways;
.class {
  text-orientation: upright;
}
?Firefox?Explorer?Chrome?Safari?Opera


Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

View All CSS Properties

Errors? Please help to keep this list up to date, If you find any errors, please contact us, so that we can get them fixed.