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  <footer class="warning">This demo only works in browsers that support initial-letter. If you can see this message, then your browser doesn't support the initial-letter property. In early 2016, try this demo in Safari for Mac or any browser on iOS. Or later, look up browser support on <a href="http://caniuse.com/#search=initial-letter">caniuse.com</a></footer>

  <p>The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that world production of carrots and turnips (these plants are combined by the FAO for reporting purposes) for calendar year 2011 was almost 35.658 million tonnes. Almost half were grown in China. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in the preparation of salads, and carrot salads are a tradition in many regional cuisines.</p>

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              html {
  font-family: Georgia, serif;
  font-size: 21px;
}
article p {
  line-height: 2em;  
  width: 64vw;
  margin: 12vw 24vw 12vw 12vw;
  padding-bottom: 6vw;
  margin-bottom: 6vw;
}

@supports (initial-letter: 4) or
(-webkit-initial-letter: 4) {
  article p::first-letter {
    -webkit-initial-letter: 4;
    initial-letter: 4;
    color: #FE742F;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin-right: 0.5em; 
    
    margin-top: 1em; // fixes the Safari 9.x bug
  }
}


// ---------------------------------------
//   Styling a warning message, hiding it when support for initial letter is present 
// ---------------------------------------
.warning { 
  color: red; 
  font-size: 120%;
  margin: 2em;
}
a {
  color: #e75e18;
}
@supports (initial-letter: 4 ) or
  (-webkit-initial-letter: 4 ) {
  .warning { display: none; }
}
  
            
          
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