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 SVGAltGlyphElement.format property is a string that defines the format of the given font. It has the same meaning as the 'format' property of SVGGlyphRefElement property. If the font is in one of the formats listed in CSS2 section 15.3.5, then its value is the corresponding <string> parameter of the font.


string = myGlyph.format
myGlyph.format = string


The format values listed below are taken from CSS2.

String Font Format Examples of common extensions
truedoc-pfr TrueDoc™ Portable Font Resource .pfr
embedded-opentype Embedded OpenType .eot
type-1 PostScript™ Type 1 .pfb, .pfa
truetype TrueType .ttf
opentype OpenType, including TrueType Open .ttf
truetype-gx TrueType with GX extensions -
speedo Speedo -
intellifont Intellifont -


myGlyph.format = "truedoc-pfr";


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

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