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 <hkern> SVG element allows to fine-tweak the horizontal distance between two glyphs. This process is known as kerning.

Usage context

CategoriesFont element
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Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGHKernElement interface.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
g1
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
g2
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
k
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
u1
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
u2
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

No support  
No support
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, kscarfone, Jeremie, syssgx, Manuel_Strehl
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