Defining a language for a page


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Defining a language for a page

When humans communicate, they use language, like right now I'm speaking to you in English. I could speak to you in the Norwegian. (Norwegian dialogue) Things are no different when it comes to the Web. When we publish content to the web and people read it, they quickly recognize the language it was written in. But computers aren't always that smart. To help them, we can add a piece of code in the header of our pages that tells the browsers and search engines what language the content is written in. This has some surprising benefits.

What we want to do is tell the browser and the search engines what language the content is written in. Now when I say language, I mean the language the content is written in, not the code language. The accessibility benefit of this is twofold. First of all browsers can detect the language and offer to translate the content on that page. You may have noticed that Google Chrome, in particular, wants to translate content you visit in another language. Now, Goog...

Defining a language for a page
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Defining a language for a page provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as part of the Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques

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