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<rt>

The <rt> specifies the ruby text component of a ruby annotation, which is used to provide pronunciation, translation, or transliteration information for East Asian typography. The <rt> element must always be contained within a <ruby> element.

See the article about the <ruby> element for more examples.

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.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

This simple example provides Romaji transliteration for the kanji characters within the <ruby> element:

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

The output looks like this in your browser:

On a browser without ruby support, this example might look like this:

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
rt 5 79 38 5 15 5
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
rt Yes Yes 38 14 Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/rt