Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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 orientation attribute indicates that the given glyph is only to be used for a particular text direction, i.e. horizontal or vertical.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:

Usage notes

Value h | v
Default value None (meaning glyph can be used for both text directions)
Animatable Yes

This value indicates that the glyph is only used for a horizontal text direction.


This value indicates that the glyph is only used for a vertical text direction.


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

Browser compatibility

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