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<glyph>

Deprecated
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.

A <glyph> defines a single glyph in an SVG font.

Usage context

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGGlyphElement interface.

Example

SVG

<svg width="400px" height="300px" version="1.1"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<!-- Example copied from https://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/fonts.html#GlyphElement -->
  <defs>

    <font id="Font1" horiz-adv-x="1000">
      <font-face font-family="Super Sans" font-weight="bold" font-style="normal"
          units-per-em="1000" cap-height="600" x-height="400"
          ascent="700" descent="300"
          alphabetic="0" mathematical="350" ideographic="400" hanging="500">
        <font-face-src>
          <font-face-name name="Super Sans Bold"/>
        </font-face-src>
      </font-face>

      <missing-glyph><path d="M0,0h200v200h-200z"/></missing-glyph>
      <glyph unicode="!" horiz-adv-x="80" d="M0,0h200v200h-200z"></glyph>
      <glyph unicode="@" d="M0,50l100,300l400,100z"></glyph>
    </font>
  </defs>
  <text x="100" y="100" 
      style="font-family: 'Super Sans', Helvetica, sans-serif;
             font-weight: bold; font-style: normal">Text 
    using [email protected] font!</text>
</svg>

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
glyph ? ? ? ? ? ?
arabic-form ? ? ? ? ? ?
d ? ? ? ? ? ?
glyph-name ? ? ? ? ? ?
horiz-adv-x ? ? ? ? ? ?
lang ? ? ? ? ? ?
orientation ? ? ? ? ? ?
unicode ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-adv-y ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-origin-x ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-origin-y ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
glyph ? ? ? ? ? ?
arabic-form ? ? ? ? ? ?
d ? ? ? ? ? ?
glyph-name ? ? ? ? ? ?
horiz-adv-x ? ? ? ? ? ?
lang ? ? ? ? ? ?
orientation ? ? ? ? ? ?
unicode ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-adv-y ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-origin-x ? ? ? ? ? ?
vert-origin-y ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

© 2005–2020 Mozilla and individual contributors.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/glyph