CSS font-stretch Property

Description

The font-stretch property selects a normal, condensed, or expanded face from a font.

Initial value
normal
Applies to
All elements
Inherited
Yes
Media
Visual
Computed value
As specified
Animatable
Yes
CSS Version
CSS2, CSS3
JavaScript syntax
object.style.fontStretch

Syntax

font-stretch: normal | ultra-condensed | extra-condensed | condensed | semi-condensed | semi-expanded | expanded | extra-expanded | ultra-expanded 

Values

  • normalSpecifies a normal font face.
  • ultra-condensedSpecifies a font face more condensed than normal, with ultra-condensed as the most condensed.
  • extra-condensedSpecifies a font face more condensed than normal, with ultra-condensed as the most condensed.
  • condensedSpecifies a font face more condensed than normal, with ultra-condensed as the most condensed.
  • semi-condensedSpecifies a font face more condensed than normal, with ultra-condensed as the most condensed.
  • semi-expandedSpecifies a font face more expanded than normal, with ultra-expanded as the most expanded.
  • expandedSpecifies a font face more expanded than normal, with ultra-expanded as the most expanded.
  • extra-expandedSpecifies a font face more expanded than normal, with ultra-expanded as the most expanded.
  • ultra-expandedSpecifies a font face more expanded than normal, with ultra-expanded as the most expanded.
  • inherit

Example

<div class="container">
<p class="condensed">an elephantine lizard</p>
<p class="normal">an elephantine lizard</p>
<p class="expanded">an elephantine lizard</p>
</div>
.container {
  padding: 0 1rem;
  font: 1.5rem 'Myriad Pro', sans-serif;
}
.condensed {
  font-stretch: 50%;
}
.normal {
  font-stretch: 100%;
}
.expanded {
  font-stretch: 200%;
}

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Browser Support

Desktop
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Tablets / Mobile
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Last updated by CSSPortal on: 1st November 2019


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