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CSS font-kerning Property

The font-kerning property controls the use of the kerning information stored in a font. Kerning defines the spacing of the letters.

Initial Value auto
Applies to All elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inherited Yes.
Animatable No.
Version CSS3
DOM Syntax object.style.fontKerning = "none";


font-kerning: auto | normal | none;


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
      div {
      font-family: serif;
      font-size: 20px;
      div.example1 {
      font-kerning: normal;
      div.example2 {
      font-kerning: auto;
    <h2>Font-kerning property example</h2>
    <div class="example1">The text is with font kerning.</div>
    <div class="example2">The text is without font kerning.</div>


Value Description
auto It depends on the browser if font-kerning should be set or not. This is the default value of the property.
normal Sets the font kerning.
none Does not set the font kerning.

Browser support

29.0-32.0 -webkit-
x 34.0+ 9.1+
7.0-9.0 -webkit-
16.0-19.0 -webkit-

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