CSS letter-spacing Property

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h1 {
  letter-spacing: 3px;

p {
  letter-spacing: -2px;

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The letter-spacing property sets the horizontal spacing behavior between text characters (sets the amount of spacing between letters).

This value is added to the natural spacing between characters while rendering the text.

Positive values of letter-spacing causes characters to spread farther apart, while negative values of letter-spacing bring characters closer together.

Default value:normal
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

letter-spacing: normal|length|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
normal This is default value. Defines normal space between characters.
length Values can be set in various units (negative values are permitted).
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  letter-spacing: normal;
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