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The <rt> element marks the ruby text component of a ruby annotation.


  • An rt element that is a child of a ruby element represents an annotation for the nodes that immediately precedes.

HTML Attributes

See global attributes.


Example A

In this example, each ideograph in the Japanese text 漢字 is annotated with its reading in hiragana. [try it]:



HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <rt> element in 4.6.20 The rt element.