::first-letter CSS pseudo-element selector

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CSS pseudo-element that allows styling only the first "letter" of text within an element. Useful for implementing initial caps or drop caps styling.

IE

  1. 5.5: Support unknown
  2. 6 - 7: Partial support
  3. 8: Partial support
  4. 9 - 10: Supported
  5. 11: Supported

Edge

  1. 12 - 86: Supported
  2. 87: Supported

Firefox

  1. 2: Partial support
  2. 3: Partial support
  3. 3.5 - 82: Supported
  4. 83: Supported
  5. 84 - 85: Supported

Chrome

  1. 4: Partial support
  2. 5 - 8: Support unknown
  3. 9 - 86: Supported
  4. 87: Supported
  5. 88 - 90: Supported

Safari

  1. 3.1: Support unknown
  2. 3.2 - 4: Partial support
  3. 5: Support unknown
  4. 5.1 - 13.1: Supported
  5. 14: Supported
  6. TP: Supported

Opera

  1. 9 - 9.6: Support unknown
  2. 10 - 11.5: Partial support
  3. 11.6 - 71: Supported
  4. 72: Supported

iOS Safari

  1. 3.2 - 4.3: Support unknown
  2. 5 - 13.7: Supported
  3. 14: Supported

Opera Mini

  1. all: Supported

Android Browser

  1. 2.1 - 2.2: Support unknown
  2. 2.3: Partial support
  3. 3 - 4.4.4: Supported
  4. 81: Supported

Blackberry Browser

  1. 7: Supported
  2. 10: Supported

Opera Mobile

  1. 10 - 11.5: Partial support
  2. 12 - 12.1: Supported
  3. 59: Supported

Chrome for Android

  1. 86: Supported

Firefox for Android

  1. 82: Supported

IE Mobile

  1. 10: Supported
  2. 11: Supported

UC Browser for Android

  1. 12.12: Supported

Samsung Internet

  1. 4 - 11.2: Supported
  2. 12.0: Supported

QQ Browser

  1. 10.4: Supported

Baidu Browser

  1. 7.12: Supported

KaiOS Browser

  1. 2.5: Supported

The spec says that both letters of digraphs which are always capitalized together (such as "IJ" in Dutch) should be matched by ::first-letter, but no browser has ever implemented this.

Resources:
MDN Web Docs - :first-letter