lang attribute specifies the primary language used in contents and attributes containing text content of particular elements.
There is also an
xml:lang attribute (with namespace). If both of them are defined, the one with namespace is used and the one without is ignored.
In SVG 1.1 there was a
lang attribute defined with a different meaning and only applying to
<glyph> elements. That attribute specified a list of languages according to RFC 5646: Tags for Identifying Languages (also known as BCP 47). The glyph was meant to be used if the
xml:lang attribute exactly matched one of the languages given in the value of this parameter, or if the
xml:lang attribute exactly equaled a prefix of one of the languages given in the value of this parameter such that the first tag character following the prefix was "-".
You can use this attribute with any SVG element.
<svg viewBox="0 0 200 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"> <text lang="en-US">This is some English text</text> </svg>
This value specifies the language used for the element. The syntax of this value is defined in RFC 5646: Tags for Identifying Languages (also known as BCP 47).
The most common syntax is a value formed by a lowercase two-character part for the language and an uppercase two-character part for the region or country, separated by a minus sign, e.g.
en-USfor US English or
de-ATfor Austrian German.
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