Typography.CapitalSpacing Typography.CapitalSpacing Typography.CapitalSpacing Typography.CapitalSpacing Property


Gets or sets a value that determines whether inter-glyph spacing for all-capital text is globally adjusted to improve readability.

 property bool CapitalSpacing { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool CapitalSpacing { get; set; }
member this.CapitalSpacing : bool with get, set
Public Property CapitalSpacing As Boolean

Property Value

true if spacing is adjusted; otherwise, false. The default value is false.


This property gets or sets a value on the object that owns a Typography property, which is the only way to access a Typography class instance. In addition, this property supports an attached property usage so that it can be set on text-containing objects in XAML.

Capital spacing is a feature that allows you to provide more spacing when using all capitals in text. Capital letters are typically designed to blend with lowercase letters. Spacing that appears attractive between and a capital letter and a lowercase letter may look too tight when all capital letters are used. The following text displays normal and capital spacing for the Pescadero font.

Text using OpenType capital spacing
Example of normal and capital spacing

The following code example shows how to define capital spacing for the Pescadero font, using the CapitalSpacing property.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero">
  <Run Typography.CapitalSpacing="True">CHAPTER ONE</Run>

XAML Attribute Usage

<object Typography.CapitalSpacing="bool"/>

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field CapitalSpacingProperty
Metadata properties set to true AffectsMeasure, AffectsRender, Inherits

Applies to

See also