<altGlyph>

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 <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

Attributes

x

This attribute defines the corresponding absolute x-coordinates for rendering the element. Value type: <list-of-coordinates> ; Default value: Absolute x-coordinate of ancestor <text> or <tspan>; Animatable: yes

y

This attribute defines the corresponding absolute y-coordinates for rendering the element. Value type: <list-of-coordinates> ; Default value: Absolute y-coordinate of ancestor <text> or <tspan>; Animatable: yes

dx

This attribute indicates a shift along the x-axis on the position of the element. Value type: <list-of-coordinates> ; Default value: Relative x-coordinate of ancestor <text> or <tspan>; Animatable: yes

dy

This attribute indicates a shift along the x-axis on the position of the element. Value type: <list-of-coordinates> ; Default value: Relative y-coordinate of ancestor <text> or <tspan>; Animatable: yes

rotate

This attribute defines the supplemental rotation that will be applied to the element. Value type: <list-of-numbers> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes (non-additive)

glyphRef

The glyph identifier, the format of which is dependent on the format defined by the format attribute of the given font. Value type: <string> ; Default value: none; Animatable: no

format

The format of the given font. Value type: <string> ; Default value: none; Animatable: no

xlink:href

An <iri> reference either to a <glyph> element in an SVG document or to an <altGlyphDef> element.

If the reference is to a <glyph> element and that glyph is available, then that glyph is rendered instead of the character(s) that are inside of the <altGlyph> element.

If the reference is to an <altGlyphDef> element, then if an appropriate set of alternate glyphs is located from processing the <altGlyphDef> element, then those alternate glyphs are rendered instead of the character(s) that are inside of the <altGlyph> element. Value type: <iri> ; Default value: none; Animatable: no

Global attributes

Core Attributes

Most notably: id lang

Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes

Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage

Event Attributes

Global event attributes, Document element event attributes, Graphical event attributes

Presentation Attributes

Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, dominant-baseline, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, text-anchor, transform, vector-effect, visibility

XLink Attributes
xlink:href, xlink:type, xlink:role, xlink:arcrole, xlink:title, xlink:show, xlink:actuate

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGAltGlyphElement interface.

Specifications

Specification
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition) (SVG)
# AltGlyphElement

Browser compatibility

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See also