The text-transform CSS property is used to control the capitalization or transformation of text. It allows you to change the appearance of text by converting it to uppercase, lowercase, capitalize the first letter of each word, or applying other transformations.

The text-transform property accepts several values:

  • none: This is the default value. It leaves the capitalization of the text unchanged.
  • capitalize: Converts the first character of each word to uppercase, while leaving the rest of the text in lowercase.
  • uppercase: Converts all characters to uppercase.
  • lowercase: Converts all characters to lowercase.
  • full-width: Converts all characters to their full-width equivalent, which is commonly used in East Asian typography.
  • inherit: Inherits the value from the parent element.

Here’s an example:

.heading {
  text-transform: uppercase;

In this example, the .heading class sets the text-transform property to uppercase, converting all characters within the element to uppercase.

It’s important to note that the text-transform property affects only the visual appearance of text and does not change the underlying text content. It is primarily used for stylistic purposes or to conform to specific typographic conventions.

The text-transform property is commonly used to style headings, buttons, or other text elements to achieve a consistent capitalization style. For example, using uppercase can create a bold and attention-grabbing appearance, while capitalize can make the text more visually pleasing for titles or headings.

Keep in mind that the text-transform property may not work as expected with certain Unicode characters or languages that have complex capitalization rules. It’s important to test and consider the impact on internationalization and accessibility when applying text transformations.