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How to specify the language of the document in a given link in HTML5 ?

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  • Last Updated : 06 Sep, 2021

In HTML5 language of the document in a given link is specified by hreflang attribute. The value (or languageCode) passed here is code of the website language. (for e.g. if the document/website in the given link is in English en is passed as  the value).

Below are the examples that illustrates the use of hreflang attribute.

Example 1:

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   
<body>
  <h2>Welcome To GFG</h2>
   
<p>Click
    <a href=
       hreflang="en">
     here
    </a>to visit GeeksForGeeks website
  </p>
 
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: Upon clicking on the above link it will redirect to the following document which is in English: 

Example 2:

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   
<body>
  <h2>Welcome To GFG</h2>
     
<p>Click
      <a href=
         hreflang="es">
        here
      </a>
      to visit Wikipedia spanish website
    </p>
 
</body>
   
</html>

Output:  Upon clicking on the above link it will redirect to the following document which is in Spanish:


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