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Test: HTML p[lang] element

Current support: partial (2/9)

This test ensures that option elements with a lang attribute are announced correctly.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>HTML p element with lang attribute</title>
<p>Use the screen reader to announce the target element.</p>

<p id="target" lang="zh">中文 (简体)</p>

Support tables

Assertions are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" assertions need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" assertions indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these assertions, and as such, they are likely opinionated. Minimal support reflects that the structure, relationships, and functionality of the feature are conveyed and operable by assistive technology rather than minimal conformance to any specific WCAG SC. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" assertions but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so).

Assertion support summary by type of assertion
partial (2/9)nana

Assertion support summary by assertion

FeatureAssertionSupportHas failing tests
lang attributeThe screen reader MUST switch to the specified language if it is validpartial (2/9)No

lang attribute: The screen reader MUST switch to the specified language if it is valid

This assertion is from the lang attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingInternet Explorernot applicable-More information
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSInternet Explorerunknown-More information
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NVDA 2018.3.2Firefox (desktop) 62yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow
    • Output: 中文 (简体)
Notes: Had to install the Simplified Chinese language in the Windows 10 Language Settings for this to work. If the language is not installed, nothing will be announced.
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TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOS 10.14Safari (macOS) 12yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow
    • Output: 中文 (简体)
Notes: Had to install the Chinese language in the Language Settings for VoiceOver.
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Extended Support for: lang attribute: The screen reader MUST switch to the specified language if it is valid

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefox (desktop)not applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable-More information
JAWSMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NarratorInternet Explorerunknown-More information
NVDAInternet Explorerunknown-More information
NVDAMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSGoogle Chrome (ios)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information


  • 2018-10-19 Test created