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 unicode attribute specifies one or more Unicode characters indicating the sequence of Unicode characters which corresponds to a glyph.

If a character is provided, then this glyph corresponds to the given Unicode character. If multiple characters are provided, then this glyph corresponds to the given sequence of Unicode characters. One use of a sequence of characters is ligatures. For example, if unicode="ffl", then the given glyph will be used to render the sequence of characters "f", "f", and "l".

It is often useful to refer to characters using XML character references expressed in hexadecimal notation or decimal notation. For example, unicode="ffl" could be expressed as XML character references in hexadecimal notation as unicode="ffl" or in decimal notation as unicode="ffl".

The unicode attribute contributes to the process for deciding which glyph(s) are used to represent which character(s). If the attribute is not provided for a given <glyph>, then the only way to use this glyph is via an <altGlyph> reference.

Only one element is using this attribute: <glyph>

Context notes

Value <string>
Default value None
Animatable No

This value specifies one or more Unicode characters corresponding to a glyph.


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

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

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