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The CSS Font-Stretch Property

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Published Aug 8, 2017
Updated Oct 15, 2019

How to make a CSS font stretch?

By using the CSS font-stretch property, you can define whether you want your font to be wider or narrower:

Example
div {
    font-stretch: condensed;
}

Syntax and property values

The CSS font-stretch property only requires defining one value:

font-stretch: value;

In the table below, you can find all the keywords you can use as values for a CSS font stretch.

Value Relation to the default character width
ultra-condensed 50%
extra-condensed 62.5%
condensed 75%
semi-condensed 87.5%
normal 100%
semi-expanded 112.5%
expanded 125%
extra-expanded 150%
ultra-expanded 200%

Browser support

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Chrome
60+
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Edge
12+
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Firefox
9+
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IE
9+
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Opera
47+
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Safari
11+

Mobile browser support

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Chrome
60+
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Firefox
9+
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Opera
44+
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Safari
11+