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 <altGlyphDef> SVG element defines a substitution representation for glyphs.

Usage context

CategoriesText content element
Permitted contentEither:
one or more <glyphRef> elements, or
one or more <altGlyphItem> elements

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

None

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGAltGlyphDefElement interface.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, Sebastianz, Jeremie, kscarfone, Manuel_Strehl
Last updated by: fscholz,