The speak-as property determines in what manner text gets rendered aurally, based upon a predefined list of possibilities.

  • Initial valuenormal
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaSpeech
  • Computed valueSpecified value
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: normal | spell-out || digits || [ literal-punctuation | no-punctuation ]

speak-as: [value];
  • normalUses language-dependent pronunciation rules for rendering the element's content. For example, punctuation is not spoken as-is, but instead rendered naturally as appropriate pauses.
  • spell-outSpells the text one letter at a time (useful for acronyms and abbreviations).
  • digitsSpeak numbers one digit at a time, for instance, "twelve" would be spoken as "one two", and "31" as "three one".
  • literal-punctuationPunctuation such as semicolons, braces, and so on is named aloud (i.e. spoken literally) rather than rendered naturally as appropriate pauses.
  • no-punctuationPunctuation is not rendered: neither spoken nor rendered as pauses.
.class {
   speak-as: spell-out;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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