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HTML | lang Attribute

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

This attribute is used to specify the language of the element content. Some examples of languages are en for English, es for Spanish, etc.


<element lang = "language_code">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains single value language_code which is used to specify the language of content.

Difference between HTML 4.1 and HTML 5: In HTML 5, the lang attribute can be used with any HTML elements but in HTML 4.1 the lang attribute is used with <base>, <br>, <frame>, <frameset>, <hr>, <iframe>, <param>, and <script> elements.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>lang attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
        <h2>lang attribute</h2>
        <p lang = "en">A computer science portal for geeks</p>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by lang attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
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