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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 a year ago to a year 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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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 a year 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 validunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownpartial (1/2)

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
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)
HTML option[lang] elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownnone
HTML p[lang] elementunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownsupportedunknownunknownunknownsupported