- Type of document:
- W3C Recommendation
- RUBY annotation is a markup format for inline annotation of text. Ruby is the term used for
a run of text that is associated with another run of text, referred to as the base text. Ruby
text is used to provide a short annotation of the associated base text. It is most often used
to provide a reading (pronunciation guide). Ruby annotations are used frequently in Japan and
in China to indicate pronunciation and sometimes to indicate the meaning of a word.
- Workflow stage:
- 1.3, 1.4
- Business value:
- Ruby text, encoded through RUBY annotation, is important for the language publishing
industry for Chinese and Japanese. It is also used to provide interlinear translations of
obscure languages, such as English translations of the original Bible. RUBY annotation is part
of XHTML 1.1.
- Web site:
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