SVGAltGlyphElement

Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The SVGAltGlyphElement interface represents an <altglyph> element. This interface makes it possible to implement more sophisticated and particular glyph characters. For some textal representations as: ligatures (e.g. æ, ß, etc ), special-purpose fonts (e.g. musical symbols) or even alternate glyphs such as Asian text strings it is required that a different set of glyphs be used than the normal given character data.

Properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent interface, SVGGraphicsElement.

SVGAltGlyphElement.glyphRef
It corresponds to the attribute glyphRef on the given element. It's data type is 'String'. It defines the glyph identifier, whose format is dependent on the ‘format’ of the given font.
SVGAltGlyphElement.format
It corresponds to the attribute  format on the given element. It's data type is 'String'. This property specifies the format of the given font.

Methods

This interface has no methods but inherits methods from its parent, SVGElement.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'SVGAltGlyphElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 4
Notes
Full support 4
Notes
Notes partial support, see bug 456286 and bug 571808.
IE ? Opera Full support 10.6Safari Full support 4WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4
Notes
Full support 4
Notes
Notes partial support, see bug 456286 and bug 571808.
Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 4Samsung Internet Android ?
glyphRef
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 4IE ? Opera Full support 10.6Safari Full support 4WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 4Samsung Internet Android ?
format
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 4IE ? Opera Full support 10.6Safari Full support 4WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 4Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See Also

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