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The SVGAltGlyphElement interface represents an <altglyph> element. This interface makes it possible to implement more sophisticated and particular glyph characters. For some textual representations as: ligatures (e.g. æ, ß, etc.), special-purpose fonts (e.g. musical symbols) or even alternate glyphs such as Asian text strings it is required that a different set of glyphs be used than the normal given character data.

Instance properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent interface, SVGGraphicsElement.

SVGAltGlyphElement.glyphRef Deprecated

It corresponds to the attribute glyphRef on the given element. It's data type is 'String'. It defines the glyph identifier, whose format is dependent on the 'format' of the given font.

SVGAltGlyphElement.format Deprecated

It corresponds to the attribute format on the given element. It's data type is 'String'. This property specifies the format of the given font.

Instance methods

This interface has no methods but inherits methods from its parent, SVGElement.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
# InterfaceSVGAltGlyphElement

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