The HTML <rt> Element embraces pronunciation of characters presented in a ruby annotations, which are used to describe the pronunciation of East Asian characters. This element is always used inside a <ruby> element.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Phrasing content.
Tag omission The end tag may be omitted if the <rt> element is immediately followed by an <rt> or <rp> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element
Permitted parent elements A <ruby> element.
DOM interface HTMLElement


This element only includes the global attributes.


  漢 <rt>Kan</rt>
  字 <rt>ji</rt>


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5.0 38 (38) 5.0 No support 5.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 38.0 (38) (Yes) No support (Yes)

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