CSS Reference

"text-transform" - css property (v. css 1)

  • To Control the capitalization of text
  • The actual transformation in each case is human language dependent.
  • Initial value: none
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the text-transform - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible text-transform values:

value Comments CSS
capitalize Puts the first character of each word in uppercase; other characters are unaffected. 1
uppercase Puts all characters of each word in uppercase. 1
lowercase Puts all characters of each word in lowercase. 1
none No capitalization effects. 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. This property value is new with CSS 2. 2

Property "text-transform" example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML >
<html  >
  <head>
    <title>Test</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      div {border: blue 1px solid; color:black;
           padding: 0.2em 0.2em 0.2em 0.4em; width: 400px;}
      .uppercase { text-transform: uppercase;  }
      .lowercase { text-transform: lowercase;  }
      .capitalize { text-transform: capitalize; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <br>uppercase:<br>
    <div class="uppercase">the actual transformation in
      each case is human language dependent.
    </div>
    <br>lowercase:<br>
    <div class="lowercase">the actual transformation in
      each case is human language dependent.
    </div>
    <br>capitalize:<br>
    <div class="capitalize">the actual transformation in
      each case is human language dependent.
    </div>
   </body>
</html>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.textDecoration="text-decoration value"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null)
// To GET the property value:;
var value=cStyle.textDecoration;
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