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 k attribute specifies the amount for decreasing the spacing between the two glyphs in a kerning pair.

The value is in the font coordinate system. This attribute is required.

Two elements are using this attribute: <hkern> and <vkern>

Context notes

Value <number>
Default value None
Animatable No

This value indicates the amount for decreasing the spacing between the two glyphs in the kerning pair.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'k' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

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

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