Glyph Data Character Being Referenced


An IDREF-type attribute that points to the Identifier attribute of the <glyph-data> character inside a <private-char> element. The idea is to use the full <glyph-data> with its name and bitmap once, then point to an existing character instead of defining the entire <glyph-data> element repeatedly.


Once a private character has been declared using a <glyph-data> element, the character can be reused by using this attribute on a <glyph-ref> element to point to the existing full <glyph-data> element (bitmap included).

Attribute Values

In Element

<glyph-ref> Glyph Reference for a Private Character
Value Meaning
An identifier (IDREF) The pointing uses the ID/IDREF mechanism, using the glyph-data attribute of the <glyph-ref> element to point to the id attribute of an existing <glyph-data> element.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.