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Navigator language Property

Navigator Object Reference Navigator Object

Example

Get the language of your browser:

var x = "Language of the browser: " + navigator.language;

The result of x will be:


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Definition and Usage

The language property returns the language version of the browser.

Note: This property is read-only.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
language Yes 11.0 1.0 Yes Yes

Note: For IE10 and earlier, the closest available property is browserLanguage (see "More Examples").


Syntax

navigator.language

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the language version of the browser.

Examples of valid language codes are: "en", "en-US", "de", "fr", etc.


Examples

More Examples

Example

A demonstration of all navigator properties in one example:

var txt = "";
txt += "<p>Browser CodeName: " + navigator.appCodeName + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Browser Name: " + navigator.appName + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Browser Version: " + navigator.appVersion + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Cookies Enabled: " + navigator.cookieEnabled + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Browser Language: " + navigator.language + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Browser Online: " + navigator.onLine + "</p>";
txt += "<p>Platform: " + navigator.platform + "</p>";
txt += "<p>User-agent header: " + navigator.userAgent + "</p>";

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Example

For IE10 and earlier versions, you can use the browserLanguage property:

var x = "Language of the browser: " + navigator.browserLanguage;

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Navigator Object Reference Navigator Object

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