HTML <i> Tag

<p>Everyone watched as the <i>RMS Titanic</i> entered the harbour.</p>

The above example demonstrates usage of the <i> element.

The W3C states that the <i> element:

…represents a span of text in an alternate voice or mood, or otherwise offset from the normal prose in a manner indicating a different quality of text, such as a taxonomic designation, a technical term, an idiomatic phrase from another language, transliteration, a thought, or a ship name in Western texts.

A Note on Usage

Before using the <i> element, think about whether another element could be more applicable. For example, for stress emphasis, use the <em> element. To markup the defining instance of a term, use the <dfn> element.