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HTML <i> Tag


Mark up text that is set off from the normal prose in a document: 

<p><i>Lorem ipsum</i> is the most popular filler text in history.</p>

<p>The <i>RMS Titanic</i>, a luxury steamship, sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg.</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <i> tag defines a part of text in an alternate voice or mood. The content inside is typically displayed in italic.

The <i> tag is often used to indicate a technical term, a phrase from another language, a thought, a ship name, etc.

Use the <i> element only when there is not a more appropriate semantic element, such as:

Browser Support

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Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Italic Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <i> element with the following default values:


i {
  font-style: italic;
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