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# -ms-hyphenate-limit-zone property

Specifies a value that defines the width of the hyphenation zone.

This property is read/write.

## Syntax

```-ms-hyphenate-limit-zone: <percentage> | <length> ```

## Property values

Specifies a value that defines the width of the hyphenation zone.

percentage

Integer, followed by a percent sign (%) that specifies the width of the hyphenation zone, calculated with respect to the line box.

Negative values are not allowed.

length

A floating-point number, followed by a relative units designator, that indicates the width of the hyphenation zone. For more information about supported length units, see CSS Values and Units.

Negative values are not allowed.

## CSS information

Applies To block containers visual true 0

## Remarks

The -ms-hyphenate-limit-zone property enables you to control the amount of trailing whitespace permitted during hyphenation. The hyphenation zone is always at the logical right side of the padding box.

A word is considered for hyphenation only if it begins at or outside of the logical left limit of the hyphenation zone.