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CSS hyphens property

This CSS property controls automatic hyphenations. The automatic hyphenation is strongly demanded as seen in, and is already supported by all other major browsers. Blink enables the following values on all platforms: "manual" - the initial value. "none" - disables soft hyphens. and the following value on Android and Mac: "auto" - enables the automatic hyphenation for languages where the underlying operating system has dictionaries.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 55
  • Chrome for Android release 55
  • Android WebView release 55
  • Opera release 42
  • Opera for Android release 42

Consensus & Standardization

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  • Strongly positive


Last updated on 2016-10-19