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The CSS text properties define the appearance of text.


Set the color of the text
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the text.

Set the background-color of the text
This example demonstrates how to set the background-color of a part of the text.

Specify the space between characters
This example demonstrates how to increase or decrease the space between characters.

Specify the space between lines
This example demonstrates how to specify the space between the lines in a paragraph.

Align the text
This example demonstrates how to align the text.

Decorate the text
This example demonstrates how to add decoration to text.

Indent text
This example demonstrates how to indent the first line of a paragraph.

Control the letters in a text
This example demonstrates how to control the letters in a text.

Set the text direction of an element
This example demonstrates how to change the text direction of an element.

Increase the white space between words
This example demonstrates how to increase the white space between words in a paragraph.

Disable text wrapping inside an element
This example demonstrates how to disable text wrapping inside an element.

CSS Text Properties

The CSS text properties allow you to control the appearance of text. It is possible to change the color of a text, increase or decrease the space between characters in a text, align a text, decorate a text, indent the first line in a text, and more.

Browser support: IE: Internet Explorer, F: Firefox, N: Netscape.

W3C: The number in the "W3C" column indicates in which CSS recommendation the property is defined (CSS1 or CSS2).

Property Description Values IE F N W3C
color Sets the color of a text color 3 1 4 1
direction Sets the text direction ltr
6 1 6 2
line-height Sets the distance between lines normal
4 1 4 1
letter-spacing Increase or decrease the space between characters normal
4 1 6 1
text-align Aligns the text in an element left
4 1 4 1
text-decoration Adds decoration to text none
4 1 4 1
text-indent Indents the first line of text in an element length
4 1 4 1
text-shadow   none
text-transform Controls the letters in an element none
4 1 4 1
unicode-bidi   normal
5     2
white-space Sets how white space inside an element is handled normal
5 1 4 1
word-spacing Increase or decrease the space between words normal
6 1 6 1

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