HTML u(underline) Tag

In HTML, the <u> tag stands for Unarticulated Annotation Element.

  • The <u> tag is used to represent a text that is different from the normal text in style. This text can include misspelled words or any plural noun in Chinese.

  • It is recommended to not use <u> tag for simply underlining the text in a presentation or to denote any title of the book.

  • Non-textual annotations are created using <u> tag.

HTML <u> Tag Syntax and Usage

The <u> tag requires the start(opening) tag and end(closing) tag.

Given below is the syntax for the same:


HTML <u> Tag Basic Example

Below we have a basic example of <u> tag:

HTML <u> Tag Attributes

The <u> tag does not have any specific attributes though it supports both global and event attributes.

Default CSS Settings for HTML<u> Tag

Given below are the default CSS settings used by most of the browsers:

u {
  text-decoration: underline;

Browser Support for HTML<u> Tag

Following browsers support this attribute:

  • Google Chrome 6.0+

  • Internet Explorer 9.0+

  • Firefox 4+

  • Opera 11.1+

  • Safari 5.0+