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CSS | hanging-punctuation Property

  • Last Updated : 09 Aug, 2019

The hanging-punctuation property in CSS provides web designers some upper hand over typography on the webpage. The hanging-punctuation property specifies whether a punctuation mark is placed outside the line box at the start or at the end of some line of text.

Basically, It provides the web designers to set bullets or any symbols to the specific align either left or right so that the first letter is properly aligned with the rest of the document.

We can use the following keywords along with hanging-punctuation property and can use in different modes or types:

  • Keyword values
  • Two Keyword values
  • Three Keyword values
  • Global Keyword values
  • Syntax: For Keyword Values
    ohanging-punctuation: none;
    hanging-punctuation: first;
    hanging-punctuation: last;
    hanging-punctuation: force-end;
    hanging-punctuation: allow-end;

  • Syntax: For Two Keyword Values
    hanging-punctuation: first force-end;
    hanging-punctuation: first allow-end;
    hanging-punctuation: first last;
    hanging-punctuation: last force-end;
    hanging-punctuation: last allow-end;

  • Syntax: For Three Keyword Values
    hanging-punctuation: first force-end last;
    hanging-punctuation: first allow-end last;

  • Syntax: For Global Values
    hanging-punctuation: inherit;
    hanging-punctuation: initial;
    hanging-punctuation: unset;

Property Values:

noneThis is the default value for this property. No character hangs.
firstUsing an available character at the start of the first formatted line of an element hangs.
lastAn available character at the end of the last formatted line of an element hangs.
force-endUsing stop or comma at the end of a line hangs.
allow-endA stop or comma at the end of a line hangs if it does not otherwise fit prior to justification.


            CSS Hanging Punctuation Property
            p {
                 hanging-punctuation: first;
        <p>“GeeksforGeeks: A computer science portal”</p>

Output :

Browsers: The browser supported by hanging-punctuation Property are listed below:

  • Safari 10.0+
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