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HTML lang Attribute


Some French text in a paragraph:

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

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

Common examples are "en" for English, "es" for Spanish, "fr" for French, and so on.

Browser Support

lang  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<element lang="language_code">

Attribute Values

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

Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

HTML DOM Reference: HTML DOM lang Property