The letter-spacing property specifies the amount of distance (whitespace) between text characters. Depending on the justification rules in effect, user agents may further increase or decrease the space between characters in order to justify text.

  • Initial valuenormal
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueAn absolute length
  • AnimatableYes
  • CSS VersionCSS1, CSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: normal | <length> 

letter-spacing: normal;
letter-spacing: 3px;
  • normalNo additional spacing is applied.
  • <length>Specifies additional spacing between characters. Values may be negative, but there may be implementation-dependent limits.
  • inherit
.class {
   letter-spacing: 5px;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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