Baseline 2023

Newly available

Since March 2023, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

The translate global attribute is an enumerated attribute that is used to specify whether an element's translatable attribute values and its Text node children should be translated when the page is localized, or whether to leave them unchanged.

It can have the following values:

  • empty string or yes, which indicates that the element should be translated when the page is localized.
  • no, which indicates that the element must not be translated.

Although not all browsers recognize this attribute, it is respected by automatic translation systems such as Google Translate, and may also be respected by tools used by human translators. As such it's important that web authors use this attribute to mark content that should not be translated.


In this example, the translate attribute is used to ask translation tools not to translate the company's brand name in the footer.

  <small>© 2020 <span translate="no">BrandName</span></small>


HTML Standard
# attr-translate

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also