glyphRef

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Deprecated since SVG 2
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 glyphRef attribute represents the glyph identifier, the format of which is dependent on the format of the given font.

Two elements are using this attribute: <altGlyph> and <glyphRef>

Usage notes

Value <string>
Default value None
Animatable Yes
<string>
This value represents the glyph identifier. Its format depends on the format of the given font.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
glyphRef
Deprecated
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox 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.