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HTML lang Attribute

HTML Global Attributes HTML Global Attributes

Example

Some French text in a paragraph:

<p lang="fr">Ceci est un paragraphe.</p>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The lang attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The lang attribute specifies the language of the element's content.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML5, the lang attribute can be used on any HTML element (it will validate on any HTML element. However, it is not necessarily useful).

In HTML 4.01, the lang attribute cannot be used with: <base>, <br>, <frame>, <frameset>, <hr>, <iframe>, <param>, and <script>.


Syntax

<element lang="language_code">

Attribute Values

Value Description
language_code Specifies the language code for the element's content. Language code reference


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