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Using this template, a specific language code can be specified in the HTML code.



This template is for example called from autotranslatable templates and is used to apply the “lang” attribute to a “div” tag by default, or other tag if specified, containing the text. Wikidata, like Commons and other multilingual Wikimedia projects, requires support for this template on both blocks of text and inline strings of text. “div” works for text blocks, but “span” is necessary for any inline uses of this template. It also adds CSS classes, that for example allow CSS highlighting text that is in a specific language. For a list of language codes to use for parameter 1 see List of ISO 639-1 codes.


Parameter name Description Default value required or optional?

parameter #1 (1) used language code in ISO 639-1 (two-letter) format empty required
parameter #2 (2) Text in the used language code empty optional
tag Possible HTML tags:
Text as a separate division
Text within a text flow
div optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: all namespaces

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users


{{Lang|1=de|2=Dies ist ein Beispiel.}}

renders as:


See also


This template is not intended to be localized.