Window: languagechange event

The languagechange event is fired at the global scope object when the user's preferred language changes.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler onlanguagechange


You can use the languagechange event in an addEventListener method:

window.addEventListener('languagechange', function() {
  console.log('languagechange event detected!'); 

Or use the onlanguagechange event handler property:

window.onlanguagechange = function(event) {
  console.log('languagechange event detected!');


Specification Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'languagechange' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
languagechange eventChrome Full support 37Edge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support 32IE No support NoOpera Full support 24Safari ? WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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