HTML/Elements/ruby

<ruby>

The <ruby> element allows one or more spans of phrasing content to be marked with ruby annotations.

Point

  • Ruby annotations are short runs of text presented alongside base text, primarily used in East Asian typography as a guide for pronunciation or to include other annotations.
    In Japanese, this form of typography is also known as furigana.


HTML Attributes

See global attributes.


Examples

Example A

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

<p>...<ruby>漢<rt>かん</rt>字<rt>じ</rt></ruby>...</p>

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HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <ruby> element in 4.6.19 The ruby element.

Last modified on 22 November 2011, at 17:17