The CSS reference

"speak" - css property (v. css 2)

  • To specify whether content will render aurally.
  • Initial value: normal
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the speak - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari
Typical usage:
acronym, abbr { speak: spell-out }

Possible speak values:

Values Comments CSS
none Suppresses aural rendering so that the element requires no time to render. 2
normal Uses language-dependent pronunciation rules for rendering an element and its children. 2
spell-out Spells the text one letter at a time (useful for acronyms and abbreviations). 2
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2
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