The font-variant attribute indicates whether the text is to be rendered using variations of the fontʼs glyphs.

Note: As a presentation attribute, font-variant can be used as a CSS property. See the css font-variant property for more information.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element but it has effect only on the following eight elements: <altGlyph>, <text>, <textPath>, <tref>, and <tspan>

<svg viewBox="0 0 250 30" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <text y="20" font-variant="normal">Normal text</text>
  <text x="100" y="20" font-variant="small-caps">Small-caps text</text>

Usage notes


normal | none | [ <common-lig-values> || <discretionary-lig-values> || <historical-lig-values> || <contextual-alt-values> || stylistic( <feature-value-name> ) || historical-forms || styleset( <feature-value-name># ) || character-variant( <feature-value-name># ) || swash( <feature-value-name> ) || ornaments( <feature-value-name> ) || annotation( <feature-value-name> ) || [ small-caps | all-small-caps | petite-caps | all-petite-caps | unicase | titling-caps ] || <numeric-figure-values> || <numeric-spacing-values> || <numeric-fraction-values> || ordinal || slashed-zero || <east-asian-variant-values> || <east-asian-width-values> || ruby ]

Default value normal
Animatable Yes

For a description of the values, please refer to the CSS font-variant property.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Fonts Module Level 4
The definition of 'font-variant' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
CSS Fonts Module Level 3
The definition of 'font-variant' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Added many more keywords for different types of variations.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'font-variant' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
font-variant ? ? ? ? ? ?
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
font-variant ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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