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HTML <rp> Tag

The <rp> tag defines an alternative text, displayed in the browsers, that do not support the <ruby> tag. The <ruby> tag defines furigana (also called yomigana or ruby) annotations, pronunciation guide for relatively obscure characters in Japanese or East Asian languages.

The <rp> tag is one of the HTML5 elements.

The browsers that support the <ruby> tag, don’t display the text inside the <rp> tag. The <rp> tag is placed before or after the <rt> tag, which defines the annotation of the text in the <ruby> tag.


The <rp> tag comes in pairs; the closing tag isn’t required, if it comes the last.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>



The <rp> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support

5+ 38+ 5+ 15+

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