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    The HTML <rp> element is used to provide fall-back parenthesis for browsers non-supporting ruby annotations. Ruby annotations are for showing pronounciation of East Asian characters, like using Japanese furigana or Taiwainese bopomofo characters. The <rp> element is used in the case of lack of <ruby> element support its content has what should be displayed in order to indicate the presence of a ruby annotation, usually parentheses.


    This element only includes the global attributes.


      漢 <rp>(</rp><rt>Kan</rt><rp>)</rp>
      字 <rp>(</rp><rt>ji</rt><rp>)</rp>


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of '<rp>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    The definition of '<rp>' in that specification.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 5.0 38 (38) 5.0 Not supported 5.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 38.0 (38) (Yes) Not supported (Yes)

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