format

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.format property is a DOMString that defines the format of the given font. It has the same meaning as the 'format' property of SVGGlyphRefElement property. If the font is in one of the formats listed in CSS2([CSS2], section15.3.5), then its value is the corresponding <string> parameter of the font.

Syntax

string = myGlyph.format;
 myGlyph.format = string;

Value

The format values listed below are taken from CSS2([CSS2], section15.3.5).

String Font Format Examples of common extensions
truedoc-pfr TrueDoc™ Portable Font Resource .pfr
embedded-opentype Embedded OpenType .eot
type-1 PostScript™ Type 1 .pfb, .pfa
truetype TrueType .ttf
opentype OpenType, including TrueType Open .ttf
truetype-gx TrueType with GX extensions -
speedo Speedo -
intellifont Intellifont -

Example

myGlyph.format = "truedoc-pfr";

Specifications

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

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 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.

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