CSS text-justify Property

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.example1 {
  text-align: justify;
  text-justify: inter-word;

.example2 {
  text-align: justify;
  text-justify: inter-character;


The text-justify property sets what type of justification should be applied to text when text-align: justify; is set on an element.

Default value:auto
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

text-justify: auto|none|inter-word|inter-character|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
auto This is default value. The browser determines the justification algorithm to follow.
none Specifies the justification is disabled.
inter-word Increases or decreases the spacing between words.
inter-character The text is justified by adding space between characters (effectively varying letter-spacing), which is most appropriate for languages like Japanese.
distribute Deprecated. Increases or decreases the spacing between letters and words.
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 {
  text-justify: auto;
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