The text-decoration attribute defines whether text is decorated with an underline, overline and/or strike-through. It is a shorthand for the text-decoration-line and text-decoration-style properties.

The fill and stroke of the text decoration are given by the fill and stroke of the text at the point where the text decoration is declared.

The paint order of the text decoration, i.e. the fill and stroke, is determined by the value of the paint-order attribute at the point where the text decoration is declared.

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

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:


<svg viewBox="0 0 250 50" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <text y="20" text-decoration="underline">Underlined text</text>
  <text x="0" y="40" text-decoration="line-through">Struck-through text</text>

Usage notes

Value <'text-decoration-line'> || <'text-decoration-style'> || <'text-decoration-color'>
Default value See individual properties
Animatable Yes

For a description of the values, please refer to the CSS text-decoration property.


CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3
# text-decoration-property
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
# TextDecorationProperties

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