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CSS text-transform Property

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The text-transform CSS property transforms the case of an element's text content.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this property.

Default value: none
Applies to: All elements
Inherited: Yes
Animatable: No. See animatable properties.
Version: CSS 1, 2, 3


The syntax of the property is given with:

capitalize | lowercase | none | uppercase | initial | inherit

The example below shows the text-transform property in action.

p {
    text-transform: capitalize;

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
capitalize Transforms the first character of each word in uppercase; other characters are unaffected.
lowercase Transforms all characters of each word in lowercase.
uppercase Transforms all characters of each word in uppercase.
none No capitalization effects. The text renders as it is. This is default.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element text-transform property.

Browser Compatibility

The text-transform property is supported in all major modern browsers.

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Basic Support—

  • Firefox 1+
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Internet Explorer 3+
  • Apple Safari 1+
  • Opera 3.5+

Further Reading

See tutorial on: CSS Text, CSS Fonts.

Text-related properties: letter-spacing, text-align, text-decoration, text-indent, text-overflow, text-shadow, white-space, word-spacing.

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