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-ms-hyphens property

Specifies a value that indicates whether additional break opportunities for the current line are created by hyphenating individual words within the line.

This property is read/write.

CSS Text Level 3, Section 5.1Internet Explorer 10



-ms-hyphens: none | manual | auto

Property values

One of the following values.


Indicates that all word breaking is suppressed, including at soft hyphens.


Indicates that word breaking is allowed only where word breaking opportunities are suggested. These suggestions may come in the form of soft hyphens or hard hyphens.


Indicates that, in addition to suggested word breaking opportunities, word breaking opportunities are allowed where determined by a hyphenation resource (dictionary). Soft hyphens take priority over other hyphenation opportunities, but are still subject to the hyphenation controlled properties.

CSS information

Applies ToAll elements
Initial Valuemanual

Standards information

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