word-spacing

Published Jul 5, 2021Updated Oct 13, 2023
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The word-spacing attribute is used to set the size of spaces between words.

Syntax

word-spacing: <word-spacing-value>;

The CSS units for word-spacing-value can be:

  • px
  • em

Example

Given the following HTML p tag:

<p>
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</p>

Set the space between the words to 0.5em:

p {
word-spacing: 0.5em;
}

This will display:

Word Spacing Style on a Paragraph

Note: For word spacing, using em values are recommended because the spacing can be set to match the size of the font.

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