Graphical glitches when selecting SVG <text> with transforms and textLength

Fixed Issue #15005368


Philipp K.
Dec 7, 2017
This issue is public.
Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Found in build #
Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to or

  2. Do not mind the alert and click it away. It does not concern you.

  3. Select parts of the text. Start in the middle and start selecting in either left or right direction.

  4. Observe various graphical glitches, see also the attached image.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “”

    Changed Assigned To to “bbrinza”

    Changed Assigned To from “bbrinza” to “Ian P.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To from “Ian P.” to “Francois R.”

  • Moving back to me to investigate whether this is already fixed by our new text engine when I start selfhosting that branch again.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

  • The next version of Edge will include a new text engine that doesn’t have this problem.

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