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The glyph-orientation-horizontal attribute affects the amount that the current text position advances as each glyph is rendered.

When the reference orientation direction is horizontal and the glyph-orientation-horizontal results in an orientation angle that is a multiple of 180 degrees, then the current text position is incremented according to the horizontal metrics of the glyph. Otherwise, if the value of this attribute is not a multiple of 180 degrees, then the current text position is incremented according to the vertical metrics of the glyph.

This attribute is applied only to text written in a horizontal writing-mode.

Note: As a presentation attribute, glyph-orientation-horizontal can be used as a CSS property.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:

Context notes

Value <angle>
Default value 0deg
Animatable No

The value of the angle is restricted to 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees. If another angle is specified, it is rounded to the closest of the permitted values. A value of 0deg indicates that all glyphs are set with the top of the glyphs oriented towards the reference orientation. A value of 90deg indicates an orientation of 90 degrees clockwise from the reference orientation.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
# GlyphOrientationHorizontalProperty

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