WindowEventHandlers.onlanguagechange

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The WindowEventHandlers.onlanguagechange event handler is a property containing the code to execute when the languagechange event, of type Event, is received by the object implementing this interface, usually a Window, an HTMLBodyElement, or an HTMLIFrameElement. Such an event is sent by the browser to inform that the preferred languages list has been updated. The list is accessible via NavigatorLanguage.languages.

Syntax

object.onlanguagechange = function;

Values

  • function is the name of a user-defined function, without the () suffix or any parameters, or an anonymous function declaration, such as function(event) {...}. An event handler always has one single parameter, containing the event, here of type Event.

Example

window.onlanguagechange = function(ev) { alert("languagechange event detected!"); };

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'WindowEventHandler.onlanguagechange' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 37Edge ? Firefox Full support 32IE No support NoOpera Full support 24Safari ? WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
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Contributors to this page: fscholz, jpmedley, bathos, foxstorm, teoli, kscarfone
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