This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. 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 <altGlyph> SVG element allows sophisticated selection of the glyphs used to render its child character data.

Usage context

CategoriesText content element, Text content child element
Permitted contentAny elements or character data


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGAltGlyphElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<altGlyph>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 4.0 (2.0)[1]
No support 49.0
? 10.6 4.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 4.0 (2.0)[1] No support 11.0 4.0

[1] Partially supported, see bug 456286 and bug 571808.

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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