The text-justify property selects the justification method used when 'text-align' is set to 'justify'.

  • Initial valueauto
  • Applies toblock containers and, optionally, inline elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueSpecified value
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: auto | none | inter-word | distribute 

text-justify: auto;
text-justify: none;
text-justify: inter-word;
text-justify: distribute;
  • autoAllows the browser to determine which justification algorithm to apply.
  • noneJustification is disabled.
  • inter-wordJustification adjusts spacing at word separators only (effectively varying the used word-spacing on the line). This behavior is typical for languages that separate words using spaces, like English or Korean.
  • distributeJustification adjusts spacing between each pair of adjacent characters (effectively varying the used letter-spacing on the line). This value is sometimes used in Japanese.
.class {
   text-justify: distribute; 

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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