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 glyph-name attribute specifies the name of a glyph. It is recommended that glyph names be unique within a font. The glyph names can be used in situations where Unicode character numbers do not provide sufficient information to access the correct glyph, such as when there are multiple glyphs per Unicode character.

The glyph names can be referenced in kerning definitions created by <hkern> and <vkern> elements.

Only one element is using this attribute: <glyph>

Context notes

Value <name>#
Default value None
Animatable No
This value specifies a comma-separated list of names for the glyph.


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

Browser compatibility

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