The font-family attribute indicates which font family will be used to render the text, specified as a prioritized list of font family names and/or generic family names.

Note: As a presentation attribute, font-family can be used as a CSS property. See the CSS font-family property for more information.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:


<svg viewBox="0 0 200 30" xmlns="">
  <text y="20" font-family="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sans serif</text>
  <text x="100" y="20" font-family="monospace">Monospace</text>

Usage notes

Value Error: could not find syntax for this item
Default value Depends on user agent
Animatable Yes

For a description of the values, please refer to the CSS font-family property.


CSS Fonts Module Level 4
# generic-font-families
CSS Fonts Module Level 4
# font-family-prop

Browser compatibility

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See also