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 <missing-glyph> SVG element's content is rendered, if for a given character the font doesn't define an appropriate <glyph>.

Usage context

Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements
Shape elements
Structural elements
Gradient elements
<a>, <altGlyphDef>, <clipPath>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <filter>, <font>, <font-face>, <foreignObject>, <image>, <marker>, <mask>, <pattern>, <script>, <style>, <switch>, <text>, <view>


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGMissingGlyphElement interface.


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? ? ? No ?
d No ? ? ? No ?
horiz-adv-x No ? ? ? No ?
vert-origin-x No ? ? ? No ?
vert-origin-y No ? ? ? No ?
vert-adv-y No ? ? ? No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ? ? No ? ?
d No No ? ? No ? ?
horiz-adv-x No No ? ? No ? ?
vert-origin-x No No ? ? No ? ?
vert-origin-y No No ? ? No ? ?
vert-adv-y No No ? ? No ? ?

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, Sebastianz, kscarfone, Jeremie, Manuel_Strehl
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