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lang attribute (html)

Screen Reader support level: partial (3/22)

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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 6 years ago to 6 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.


Failing or partial results may be out of date. The oldest result is from 6 years ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.


What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

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

Expectation: switch to the specified language if it is valid

Strength of this expectation 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)
HTML option[lang] element applied to: option elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownnone
HTML p[lang] element applied to: p elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownsupported