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CSS text-emphasis Property


Example

Use of the text-emphasis property:

p.ex1 {
  text-emphasis: filled;
}

p.ex2 {
  text-emphasis: open;
}

p.ex3 {
  text-emphasis: double-circle red;
}

p.ex4 {
  text-emphasis: triangle blue;
}
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Definition and Usage

The text-emphasis property is used to apply emphasis marks to text.

The text-emphasis property is a shorthand for setting text-emphasis-style and text-emphasis-color in one declaration.

Tip: The size of the emphasis symbol is about 50% of the size of the font.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.textEmphasis="filled blue"

Browser Support

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

Numbers followed by -webkit- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

Property
text-emphasis 99.0 99.0 46.0 7.0 15.0 -webkit-


CSS Syntax

text-emphasis: none|filled|open|dot|circle|double-circle|triangle|sesame|string|color;

Value Description
none No emphasis marks are applied Demo ❯
filled The emphasis marks are filled with a solid color Demo ❯
open The emphasis marks are hollow Demo ❯
dot The emphasis marks are small circles Demo ❯
circle The emphasis marks are circles Demo ❯
double-circle The emphasis marks are double circles Demo ❯
triangle The emphasis marks are triangles Demo ❯
sesame The emphasis marks are sesames Demo ❯
string The emphasis marks are the given string (one character) Demo ❯
color Sets the color of the emphasis marks Demo ❯