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This template can be used to indicate the language in a span of text to a web browser.

Note While the template can help web browsers find the right font and can help screen readers/text-to-speach browsers, it will usually not introduce a visual difference in the text.


{{lang|lang|text |rtl=}}

All parameters but rtl are mandatory.

Two-letter ISO 639-1 language code for the language of the text.
Text in that language.
If non-empty the text will be marked as being read right-to-left.


"Have a wonderful day!" is in Swedish "{{lang|sv|Ha en underbar dag!}}".

"Have a wonderful day!" is in Swedish "Ha en underbar dag!".

Technical details

The template uses the HTML tag <span lang="" dir="rtl"> to mark that the piece text is in a different language than the rest of the page, and when rtl is non-empty also that the text is read right-to-left.

Related templates

  • {{language icon}} – Will indicate the language in a paragraph to both the reader and the web browser.