Sets the amount of additional space between letters in the object.


{ letter-spacing:sSpacing}

Possible values


Variant that specifies one of the following values:


Default. Default spacing.


Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px).

For more information about the supported length units, see

Length units reference.

The property has a default value of normal. It is inherited.


When specified as a positive length value, the letter-spacing property adds the specified value to the default spacing between characters within an element. A negative length value decreases the space between characters. Letter spacing can be influenced by justification.


The following example uses the letter-spacing property to change the space between letters. This example uses the blockquote element as a selector to change the spacing to -0.2 millimeters for all blockquote element objects on the page:

    blockquote {letter-spacing:-0.2mm}

Standards information

This property is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 1 (CSS1) Ee371180.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, address, b, big, blockquote, body, button, caption, center, cite, code, col, colgroup, custom, dd, defaults, dfn, div, dl, dt, em, fieldset, form, hn, html, i, img, input type=button, input type=checkbox, input type=file, input type=image, input type=password, input type=radio, input type=reset, input type=submit, input type=text, li, ol, p, s, select, span, sub, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, var, xmp

See also



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