serialization.semantic Boolean (default: true)

Indicates whether the font styles will be saved as semantic (strong / em / span) tags, or as presentational (b / i / u / font) tags. Used for outputting content for legacy systems.


<textarea id="editor"></textarea>
  value: "Check out <em>this</em> <strong>kata</strong>.",
  serialization: {
    semantic: false
/* The result can be observed in the DevTools(F12) console of the browser. */
console.log($("#editor").data("kendoEditor").value()); // logs "Check out <i>this</i> <b>kata</b>.",
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