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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. 

Syntax:

<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.

html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>lang attribute</title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align:center;
        }
        h1 {
            color:green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>lang attribute</h2>
 
    <p lang="en">
        A computer science portal for geeks
    </p>
</body>
 
</html>

                    

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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