FAQ: CSS Typography - Letter Spacing


This community-built FAQ covers the “Letter Spacing” exercise from the lesson “CSS Typography”.

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what is the default value for the kerning spacing??


You’ve learned how to increase the spacing between lines of text and words

The last lesson was word-spacing. Is line spacing something to do with padding and display: inline?


Ah, it seems to be later, in Line Height Anatomy. The sections must have been reordered at some point.


I have noticed that letter-spacing also gives the same amount of space after the last letter of the text. Is there an efficient way to stop this or compensate for it?


If you use it only on headings then it is not an issue since headings do not end with a full stop and typically have no punctuation. In paragraphs we should not mess with letter spacing.

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