The <ruby> HTML Element For East-Asian Characters

When you hear the term ruby you probably think about the ruby programming language, but there is another ruby you should be aware of in web development.

The <ruby> element defines an alternative pronunciation for the text within the tag. This tag was built for east-asian languages, though it does have applications outside this use case.

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