The CSS reference

":lang" - css pseudo-class (v. css 2)

  • Will add a style to an element with a specific lang attribute
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the :lang - pseudo-class :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Pseudo-class ":lang" example:

<html  >
  <style type="text/css">
    q:lang(de) { background-color: #D0D0D0; }

  <p>A German woman asked me where she could find
  <q lang="de">das nächste Kaffeehaus</q>,
   but I did not know about anyone.
  <p><b>Note:</b> For :lang pseudo class to work in
      IE, a DOCTYPE must be declared.</p>
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