# <hkern>

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

## Usage context

Categories Font element Empty

• `u1`
• `g1`
• `u2`
• `g2`
• `k`

## 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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? No No No ? ?
`g1` ? No No ? ? ?
`g2` ? No No ? ? ?
`k` ? No No ? ? ?
`u1` ? No No ? ? ?
`u2` ? No No ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? No No ? ? ?
`g1` ? ? No No ? ? ?
`g2` ? ? No No ? ? ?
`k` ? ? No No ? ? ?
`u1` ? ? No No ? ? ?
`u2` ? ? No No ? ? ?