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The "hanging-punctuation" CSS Property

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New in CSS3

This property sets whether a punctuation mark, if one is present, may be placed outside the line box (or in the indent) at the start or at the end of a line of text.

Values for "hanging-punctuation"
CSS LevelValue
CSS 2.1(invalid)
CSS3"none | [ first || [ force-end | allow-end ] || last ]"


  • If there is not sufficient padding on the block container, hanging punctuation can trigger overflow.

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