CSS writing-mode property

Last updated on : 2022-04-10

Note:
CSS writing-mode property shows a browser compatibility score of 97. This is a collective score out of 100 to represent browser support of a web technology. The higher this score is, the greater is the browser compatibility. The browser compatibility score is not a 100% reflection for every browser and the web technology support. However, it does give you an estimate on how much you should rely on a particular web technology in terms of browser compatibility.

Overview

The CSS property: writing mode decides the direction of the text written on a web page. Along with the direction of text, it also takes values for the direction of the text block. A text block defines how a sentence is read to be meaningful. A right-left text block with vertical direction signifies that each word comes vertically behind each other while sentence flow is from the right to left (depending on the web page scripts). ##Supported values | Value | Definition | | — | —| | horizontal-tb | Depends on the script of the web page. The sentence flow is horizontal - next below the previous one | | vertical-rl | LTR scripts flow top to bottom and the sentence flow is left to the previous one. RTL scripts flow bottom to top. The next sentence is placed to the right of the previous sentence.| | vertical-lr | LTR scripts flow top to bottom with sentence flow right to the previous one. RTL scripts flow bottom to top while sentence flow is left to the previous one.| |sideways-rl| LTR scripts flow bottom to top vertically. RTL scripts flow top to bottom. The sentence flow remains towards the right in both. | |sideways-lr | LTR scripts flow top to bottom vertically. RTL scripts flow bottom to top vertically. The sentence flow remains towards the left in both.| ##CSS Syntax ``` writing-mode : horizontal-tb; ```

Formal Definition

Inherited

yes

Applies to

all elements except table row groups, table column groups, table rows, and table columns

Initial value

horizontal-tb

Animation type

discrete

Computed value

as specified

Specifications

CSS Writing Modes Level 4 # block-flow

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
 writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
 writing-mode: vertical-rl;
 writing-mode: vertical-lr;
 /* Global values */
 writing-mode: inherit;
 writing-mode: initial;
 writing-mode: revert;
 writing-mode: unset;

Browser Compatibility

  • CSS writing-mode property on IE is fully supported on None of the versions, partially supported on 5.5-11, and not supported on below 5.5 IE versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Edge is fully supported on 12-99, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 12 Edge versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Firefox is fully supported on 41-100, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 2-40 Firefox versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Chrome is fully supported on 8-103, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 4-6 Chrome versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Safari is fully supported on 5.1-15.4, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 3.2-4 Safari versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Opera is fully supported on 15-83, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 9.5-12.1 Opera versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Safari on iOS is fully supported on 5-15.4, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 5 Safari on iOS versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Android Browser is fully supported on 3-99, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 2.3-2.1 Android Browser versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Opera Mobile is fully supported on 64-64, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 10-12 Opera Mobile versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Chrome for Android is fully supported on 97-100, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 97 Chrome for Android versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Firefox for Android is fully supported on 95-98, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 95 Firefox for Android versions.
  • CSS writing-mode property on Samsung Internet is fully supported on 4-16, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 4 Samsung Internet versions.
97
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Browser Compatibility Score

Chrome IE
High

Browser Support For IE Versions

-
Fully
5.5-11
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Edge
High

Browser Support For Edge Versions

12-99
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Firefox
High

Browser Support For Firefox Versions

41-100
Fully
-
Partially
2-40
No Support
Chrome Chrome
High

Browser Support For Chrome Versions

8-103
Fully
-
Partially
4-6
No Support
Chrome Safari
High

Browser Support For Safari Versions

5.1-15.4
Fully
-
Partially
3.2-4
No Support
Chrome Opera
High

Browser Support For Opera Versions

15-83
Fully
-
Partially
9.5-12.1
No Support
Chrome Safari on iOS
High

Browser Support For Safari on iOS Versions

5-15.4
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Android Browser
High

Browser Support For Android Browser Versions

3-99
Fully
-
Partially
2.3-2.1
No Support
Chrome Opera Mobile
Medium

Browser Support For Opera Mobile Versions

64-64
Fully
-
Partially
10-12
No Support
Chrome Chrome for Android
High

Browser Support For Chrome for Android Versions

97-100
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Firefox for Android
High

Browser Support For Firefox for Android Versions

95-98
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Samsung Internet
High

Browser Support For Samsung Internet Versions

4-16
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support

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Last Modified date

2022-04-10

Browser Support for CSS writing-mode property

  • ChromeChrome
  • Safari Safari
  • Firefox Firefox
  • IE Internet Explorer
  • Opera Opera
  • Edge Edge

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