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1.4.12 Text Spacing – Level AA

In content implemented using markup languages that support the following text style properties, no loss of content or functionality occurs by setting all of the following and by changing no other style property:  

  • Line height (line spacing) to at least 1.5 times the font size;
  • Spacing following paragraphs to at least 2 times the font size;
  • Letter spacing (tracking) to at least 0.12 times the font size;
  • Word spacing to at least 0.16 times the font size.

Exception: Human languages and scripts that do not make use of one or more of these text style properties in written text can conform using only the properties that exist for that combination of language and script.

Understanding Success Criterion 1.4.12: Text Spacing

Checklist – System Foundations


TestPriorityAutomated test?
Are font faces correct?HighNone
Are font sizes correct?HighNone

Checklist – Components


TestPriorityAutomated test?
Is the field still usable when the user overrides text spacing properties?HighNone

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