word-spacing property controls the space between words.
word-spacing works is that it specifies additional space between each word. So a value of zero for example, has no effect (normal spacing applies). Positive values increase the spacing and negative values reduce the spacing.
letter-spacing for adjusting the space between each letter.
- No additional spacing is applied. Computes to zero.
- Specifies extra spacing in addition to the intrinsic inter-word spacing defined by the font. Negative values are OK, but there may be implementation-dependent limits.
- Specifies the additional spacing as a percentage of the affected character's advance width (the proper distance between the glyph's initial pen position and the next glyph's initial pen position).
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.
- Initial Value
- Applies To
- All elements
- Yes (see example)
- CSS Text Module Level 3 (W3C Last Call Working Draft 10 October 2013)
- CSS Level 2.1 (W3C Recommendation 07 June 2011)
- CSS Level 1 (W3C Recommendation 17 Dec 1996)