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The MathML <mglyph> element is used to display non-standard symbols where existing Unicode characters are not available. It may be used within token elements.


This attribute defines the alternative text describing the image. Users will see this displayed if the image URL is wrong, the image is not in one of the supported formats, or until the image is downloaded.
class, id, style
Provided for use with stylesheets.
The height of the image.
Used to set a hyperlink to a specified URI.
The background color (if the image has transparency). You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.
The image URL.
Specifies the vertical alignment with respect to the current baseline.
The width of the image.


  <mi><mglyph src="my-glyph.png" alt="my glyph"/></mi>


Specification Status Comment
MathML 3.0
The definition of 'mglyph' in that specification.
Recommendation Current specification
MathML 2.0
The definition of 'mglyph' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial specification

Browser compatibility


FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? No No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ? No No No ?


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