CSS letter-spacing Property

Set the letter spacing for <h1>, <h2>, and <h3> elements:

h1 { letter-spacing: 3px; }h2 {
letter-spacing: 2px;

h3 {
letter-spacing: -1px;


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Definition and Usage

The letter-spacing property increases or decreases the space between characters in a text.

Default value: normal
Inherited: yes
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable – Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.letterSpacing=”3px”Try it

CSS Syntax

letter-spacing: normal|length|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
normal No extra space between characters. This is default
length Defines an extra space between characters (negative values are allowed). Read about length units
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit