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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.

Syntax:

<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.

Example:






<!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
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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