Accessibility and Usability Guide
Foreign Language Phrases
How to insert foreign language phrases into webpages
- Edit the Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) code by selecting the code tab.
- Find the foreign phrase in the HTML.
- Surround your phrase by the appropriate span tag.
Do you have any examples?
Two examples of how to use the span tag to specify a foreign language are below.
The first is for French (fr):
<span lang="fr">je ne sais quoi</span>
The second for Latin (la):
<span lang="la">et al</span>
Where can I find country codes?
A list of codes for each country (such as 'fr' for French, or 'la' for Latin, used in the examples above) is available online.
Where can I find further information?
Further information on language codes is available from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.