CSS font-stretch Property

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CSS font-stretch Property

CSS font-stretch property allows you to make text wider or narrower.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p:nth-child(2){ font-stretch: condensed; color: red; } p:nth-child(3){ font-stretch: expanded; color: blue; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS font-stretch Property</h1> <p>This is a paragraph</p> <p>This is a paragraph</p> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ font-stretch: condensed; }

Using Javascript



Yes, font-stretch property is animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS font-stretch property is normal.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS font-stretch property.

ultra-condensedCondensed the content to 50%.
extra-condensedCondensed the content to 62.5%.
condensedCondensed the content to 75%.
semi-condensedCondensed the content to 87.5%.
normalNo effect to the content (100%).
semi-expandedExpand the content to 112.5%.
expandedExpand the content to 125%.
extra-expandedExpand the content to 150%.
ultra-expandedExpand the content to 200%.

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS font-stretch property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p{ font-stretch: condensed; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS font-stretch Property</h1> <p>This is a paragraph.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.fontStretch = "expanded"; } </script> </body> </html>


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