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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|
|type-1||PostScript™ Type 1||.pfb, .pfa|
|opentype||OpenType, including TrueType Open||.ttf|
|truetype-gx||TrueType with GX extensions||-|
myGlyph.format = "truedoc-pfr";
|Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'format' in that specification.
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