HTML <ruby> tag represents the mechanism for annotating ruby characters. Here, ruby characters represent the characters of East Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese, Korean and so on.
The ruby tag is the parent element for HTML <rb> tag that is used to define the ruby base characters, <rp> tag that is used to define the ruby pronunciation or annotations and <rt> tag that is used to define ruby text or annotation for the ruby characters.
HTML ruby Tag Sample Code
<html> <head> <title>HTML/HTML5 ruby Tag with Example</title> </head> <body> <ruby> <rb>吾</rb> <rt> <rp>(</rp>I<rp>)</rp> - The Classical Chinese Character </rt> </ruby> </body> </html>
HTML ruby Tag Sample Result
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <ruby> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <ruby> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <ruby> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <ruby> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|