<tspan>

The SVG <tspan> element defines a subtext within a <text> element or another <tspan> element. It allows for adjustment of the style and/or position of that subtext as needed.

<svg viewBox="0 0 240 40" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <style>
    text  { font: italic 12px serif; }
    tspan { font: bold 10px sans-serif; fill: red; }
  </style>

  <text x="10" y="30" class="small">
    You are
    <tspan>not</tspan>
    a banana!
  </text>
</svg>

Attributes

x
The x coordinate of the starting point of the text baseline.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
y
The y coordinate of the starting point of the text baseline.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
dx
Shifts the text position horizontally from a previous text element.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
dy
Shifts the text position vertically from a previous text element.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
rotate
Rotates orientation of each individual glyph. Can rotate glyphs individually.
Value type: <list-of-number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
lengthAdjust
How the text is stretched or compressed to fit the width defined by the textLength attribute.
Value type: spacing|spacingAndGlyphs; Default value: spacing; Animatable: yes
textLength
A width that the text should be scaled to fit.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Event Attributes
Global 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
Aria Attributes
aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

CategoriesText content element, Text content child element
Permitted contentCharacter data and any number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements
<a>, <altGlyph>, <animate>, <animateColor>, <set>, <tref>, <tspan>

Specifications

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

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