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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 parents A <ruby> element.
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Example

<ruby>
  漢 <rt>Kan</rt>
  字 <rt>ji</rt>
</ruby>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<rt>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<rt>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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

See also

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