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HTML lang Attribute



HTML lang Attribute

The HTML lang attribute defines the language of the element’s content.

Syntax:

<element lang="language_code"> 

language_code – defines the language code for the element’s content (example: “en” – English, “it” – Italian, “ja” – Japanese…).

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<p>How are you?</p>
<p lang="es">¿Cómo estás?</p>

</body>
</html>

Output:

How are you?

¿Cómo estás?

It is a good practice to include the HTML lang attribute inside the <html> tag, to declare the language of your website (this is meant to assist search engines and browsers):

 <html lang="en">
...
</html>

Enjoy coding!

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