The line-height property specifies the height of an inline element.

  • Initial valuenormal
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueFor <length> and <percentage> the absolute value; otherwise as specified
  • AnimatableYes
  • CSS VersionCSS1, CSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: normal | <number> | <length> | <percentage> | none

line-height: normal; 
line-height: 2;         /* Number value */
line-height: 1.5em;     /* Length value */
line-height: 24%;       /* Percentage value */
  • normalDepends on the user agent. Desktop browsers use a default value of roughly 1.2, depending on the element's font-family.
  • <length>The box height is set to this length. Negative values are illegal. The length is the computed value.
  • <number>The computed value of the property is this number multiplied by the element's font size. Negative values are illegal. However, the number, not the computed value, is inherited.
  • <percentage>The computed value of the property is the percentage multiplied by the element's computed font size. Negative values are illegal.
  • inherit
.class {
   line-height: 1.2em;
   font-size: 10pt;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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