HTML <u> Tag.

Example

Underline a misspelled word with the <u> tag :

 <p>This is a <u>parragraph</u>.</p> 
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Definition and Usage

The <u> tag represents some text that should be stylistically different from normal text, such as misspelled words or proper nouns in Chinese.


Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<u> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip : Avoid using the <u> element where it could be confused for a hyperlink.

Note : The HTML 5 specification reminds developers that other elements are almost always more appropriate than <u>.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <u> element was deprecated in HTML 4.01. (the <u> element was used to define underlined text).

The <u> element is redefined in HTML5, to represent text that should be stylistically different from normal text, such as misspelled words or proper nouns in Chinese.


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <u> element with the following default values :

Example

u 
{
    text-decoration: underline;
}