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The onlanguagechange property of the WorkerGlobalScope interface represents an EventHandler to be called when the languagechange event occurs and bubbles through the Worker.


self.onlanguagechange = function() { ... };


The following code snippet shows an onlanguagechange handler set inside a worker:

self.onlanguagechange = function() {
  console.log('Your preferred language settings have been changed');


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'WorkerGlobalScope.onlanguagechange' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Web Workers.
Web Workers
The definition of 'WorkerGlobalScope.onlanguagechange' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 4 3.5 (1.9.1) (Yes) 11.5 4
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 40 1.0 (1.9.1) 1.0.1 (Yes) (Yes) 5.1

See also

The WorkerGlobalScope interface it belongs to.

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