CSS quotes Property


Specify the quotation marks for quotations:

q {
    quotes: "«" "»";

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Definition and Usage

The quotes property sets the type of quotation marks for quotations.

Default value: not specified
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.quotes="'«' '»'" Try it

Browser Support

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

quotes  11.0 8.0 1.5 5.1 4.0

Note: IE8 supports the quotes property only if a !DOCTYPE is specified.

CSS Syntax

quotes: none|string|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
none Specifies that the "open-quote" and "close-quote" values of the "content" property will not produce any quotation marks Play it »
string string string string Specifies which quotation marks to use. The first two values specifies the first level of quotation embedding, the next two values specifies the next level of quote embedding, etc Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Quotation Mark Characters

Result Description Entity Number
" double quote "
' single quote '
single, left angle quote ‹
single, right angle quote ›
« double, left angle quote «
» double, right angle quote »
left quote (single high-6) ‘
right quote (single high-9) ’
left quote (double high-6) “
right quote (double high-9) ”
double quote (double low-9) „

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: quotes property




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