The vertical distance between two glyphs in top-to-bottom fonts can be fine-tweaked with an vkern Element. This process is known as Kerning.

Usage context

CategoriesFont element
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Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGVKernElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<vkern>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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