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 format attribute indicates the format of the given font.

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

Context notes

Value <string>
Default value None
Animatable No

This value specifies the format of the given font.

Here is a list of font formats and their strings that can be used as values for this attribute:

Format string Format
truedoc-pfr TrueDoc™ Portable Font Resource
embedded-opentype Embedded OpenType
type-1 PostScript™ Type 1
truetype TrueType
opentype OpenType, including TrueType Open
truetype-gx TrueType with GX extensions
speedo Speedo
intellifont Intellifont


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
format ? ? No ? ? ?
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
format ? ? No ? ? ?

See also

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