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lang attribute (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (3/20)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this feature

The HTML lang attributes lets authors change the language for content on a page.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 2 years ago to 2 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Caution

Failing or partial results may be out of date. The oldest result is from 2 years ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST switch to the specified language if it is validunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownpartial (1/2)

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Not applicable

Expectation: switch to the specified language if it is valid

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST switch to the specified language if it is valid'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML option[lang] element applied to: option elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownnone
HTML p[lang] element applied to: p elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownsupported