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HTML Ruby Tag

In HTML, the <ruby> tag is used for ruby annotation.

  • For the representation of East Asian Characters, Ruby Annotations are used.

  • Ruby annotations indicated by <ruby> tag are small extra text and this is attached with the main text; the main text indicates the meaning of the corresponding characters.

  • The <ruby> tag is used among two other tags <rt> and <rp> tags

  • The <ruby> tag is used for phrasing content.

  • The <ruby> tag is a new tag in HTML5

HTML <ruby> Tag Syntax and Usage

The <ruby> tag requires both openings (start) and closing(end) tag. The basic syntax for the same is given below:


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HTML <ruby> Tag Basic Example

Below we have a basic example showing the usage of <ruby> tag:

HTML <ruby> Tag Attributes

This element does not have any specific attributes although this element supports Global and Event attributes.

Browser Support for HTML <ruby> Tag

Following browsers support this attribute:

  • Google Chrome 5+

  • Internet Explorer 5.5+

  • Safari 5+

  • Opera 15+

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