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.

A <glyph> defines a single glyph in an SVG font.

Usage context


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGGlyphElement interface.



<svg width="400px" height="300px" version="1.1"
<!-- Example copied from https://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/fonts.html#GlyphElement -->

    <font id="Font1" horiz-adv-x="1000">
      <font-face font-family="Super Sans" font-weight="bold" font-style="normal"
          units-per-em="1000" cap-height="600" x-height="400"
          ascent="700" descent="300"
          alphabetic="0" mathematical="350" ideographic="400" hanging="500">
          <font-face-name name="Super Sans Bold"/>

      <missing-glyph><path d="M0,0h200v200h-200z"/></missing-glyph>
      <glyph unicode="!" horiz-adv-x="80" d="M0,0h200v200h-200z"></glyph>
      <glyph unicode="@" d="M0,50l100,300l400,100z"></glyph>
  <text x="100" y="100"
      style="font-family: 'Super Sans', Helvetica, sans-serif;
             font-weight: bold; font-style: normal">Text
    using embedded font!</text>



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

Browser compatibility

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See also