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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 a single value language_code which is used to specify the language of the content. 

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

Example: This example shows the use of the lang attribute.


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

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
Last Updated : 04 Aug, 2023
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