CSS3 word-break Property


Break words between any two letters:

p.test {
    word-break: break-all;

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Definition and Usage

The word-break property specifies line breaking rules for non-CJK scripts.

Tip: CJK scripts are Chinese, Japanese and Korean ("CJK") scripts.

Default value: normal
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.wordBreak="break-all" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

word-break  4.0 5.5 15.0 3.1 15.0 

CSS Syntax

word-break: normal|break-all|keep-all|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
normal Default value. Break words according to their usual rules
break-all Lines may break between any two letters
keep-all  Breaks are prohibited between pairs of letters
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


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