The <i> element represents an span oftext that offset from the normal prose.
- Some examples of cases:
- taxonomic designation
- technical term
- idiomatic phrase from another language
- ... Some other prose whose typical typographic presentation is italicized.
- Authors are encouraged to consider whether other elements might be more applicable than the i element, for instance the em element for marking up stress emphasis, or the dfn element to mark up the defining instance of a term.
See global attributes.
<p>The term <i>prose content</i> is defined above.</p>
Terms in languages different from the main text should be annotated with lang attributes [try it]:
<p>This is the <i lang="ja">漢字<i>.</p>
The HTML5 specification defines the <i> element in 4.6.16 The i element.