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HTML <ruby> Tag


Example

A ruby annotation:

<ruby>
漢 <rt> ㄏㄢˋ </rt>
</ruby>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <ruby> tag is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <ruby> tag.


Definition and Usage

The <ruby> tag specifies a ruby annotation.

Ruby annotations are used for East Asian typography, to show the pronunciation of East Asian characters.

Use the <ruby> tag together with the <rt> and/or the <rp> tags: The <ruby> element consists of one or more characters that needs an explanation/pronunciation, and an <rt> element that gives that information, and an optional <rp> element that defines what to show for browsers that not support ruby annotations.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <ruby> tag is new in HTML5.


Global Attributes

The <ruby> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <ruby> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.



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