CSS letter-spacing Property

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CSS letter-spacing Property

CSS letter-spacing property sets the spacing behavior between text characters.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p:nth-child(2){ letter-spacing: 3px; } p:nth-child(3){ letter-spacing: 5px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS letter-spacing Property</h1> <p>CSS letter-spacing to 3px.</p> <p>CSS letter-spacing to 5px.</p> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ letter-spacing: 5px; }

Using Javascript



Yes, letter-spacing property is animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS letter-spacing property is normal.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS letter-spacing property.

normalDefault space is given to characters by the user agent (browser).
lengthSpecifies extra character space in addition to the default space between characters. The value may be negative or positive. Refer our CSS length page.

Using JavaScript

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


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <body> <h1>CSS letter-spacing Property</h1> <p>This is paragraph.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.letterSpacing = "5px"; } </script> </body> </html>


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