text-justify defines where space is added in justified text
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Today I discoverd the CSS property
text-justify. The CSS property controls how user agents deal with text justification. There are at least two ways browsers justify the text when
text-align: justify is set:
- add spacing between words
- add spacing between every character
text-justify controls the spacing for an element's text justification. The default value for
auto, which leads user agents to pick the best way depending on performance, quality, and set language.
Then there are
inter-character, which lead to the spacing between words or characters. It's interesting that there is also a
none value which disables text justification completely even when
text-align: justify; is set. 😲
You can read more about
text-justify on MDN.
Edited: Sven Wolfermann pointed out that you have to be careful when using
text-justify because the browser support is not that great these days.
Edited: Also, if you're using text justification you have to be aware that a nice formated text could harm readability.
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