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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.


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


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 -


myGlyph.format = "truedoc-pfr";


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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 4.0 (2.0) [1] ? 10.6 4.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 4.0 (2.0)[1] No support 11.0 4.0

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