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 orientation attribute indicates that the given glyph is only to be used for a particular text direction, i.e. horizontal or vertical.

Only one element is using this attribute: <glyph>

Usage notes

Value h | v
Default value None (meaning glyph can be used for both text directions)
Animatable Yes
This value indicates that the glyph is only used for a horizontal text direction.
This value indicates that the glyph is only used for a vertical text direction.


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
orientation ? ? ? ? ? ?
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
orientation ? ? ? ? ? ?

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