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HTML lang Attribute


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.


Applies to

The lang attribute is part of the Global Attributes, and can be used on any HTML element.

Element Attribute
All HTML elements lang

Example

Example

Some French text in a paragraph:

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

Attribute
lang  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes