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2.4.0 • Public • Published

use-fit-text npm version

React hook that iteratively adjusts the font size so that text will fit in a div.

  • checks if text is overflowing by using scrollHeight and offsetHeight
  • recalculates when container is resized (using (polyfilled) ResizeObserver)
  • recalculates when content changes
  • uses binary search; with default options, makes a maximum of 5 adjustments with a resolution of 5% font size from 20-100%
  • < 4 kB minified + gzipped
  • written in TypeScript


npm install --save use-fit-text


import React from "react";
import useFitText from "use-fit-text";
function Example() {
  const { fontSize, ref } = useFitText();
  return (
    <div ref={ref} style={{ fontSize, height: 40, width: 100 }}>
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Demo / example code



  • Returns an object with the following properties:

    • fontSize (string) - the font size as a string (CSS percent) to be passed as the fontSize property of the style prop of the div
    • ref (React.MutableRefObject<HTMLDivElement>) - the ref to be passed to the ref attribute of the div
  • options (optional) - an object with the following optional properties:

    • logLevel (string, default: info) - one of debug, info, warn, error, or none
    • maxFontSize (number, default: 100) - maximum font size in percent
    • minFontSize (number, default: 20) - minimum font size in percent
    • onFinish ((fontSize: number) => void, default: undefined) - function that is called when resizing finishes. The final fontSize is passed to the function as an argument.
    • onStart (() => void, default: undefined) - function that is called when resizing starts
    • resolution (number, default: 5) - font size resolution to adjust to in percent


  • Why doesn't it work with Flexbox justify-content: flex-end;? This appears to be a bug with Flexbox. Try using CSS Grid or margin-top: auto;
  • What does the "reached minFontSize = 20 without fitting text" message in the console mean? This means use-fit-text was not able to fit the text using the minFontSize setting of 20. To ensure the text fits, set minFontSize to a smaller value.


  • v2.4.0
    • handle case where minFontSize is set larger than the fontSize value needed to fit the text in the div. Log a message to the console in this case.
    • fix final adjustment calcuation
    • add logLevel option to control what is logged to the console
  • v2.3.0
    • automatically recalculate font size when content changes
    • fix bug where a recalculation was not done on resize if the text initially fit in the div
  • v2.2.0 - add onStart and onFinish callbacks
  • v2.1.3 - export TOptions TypeScript type
  • v2.1.2 - remove /// <reference types="next" /> in dist/index.d.ts
  • v2.1.0
    • fix SSR/prerender issue where text did not resize
    • suppress useLayoutEffect warning for server render
  • v2.0.0
    • use ResizeObserver to always recalculate on container resize
    • remove recalcOnResize option
    • useLayoutEffect instead of useEffect to avoid flashing
  • v1.2.1 - fix scrollbar issue in example
  • v1.2.0 - add recalcOnResize and other options
  • v1.1.0 - fix binary search bug
  • v1.0.2 - add example
  • v1.0.0 - initial release



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