This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The translate global attribute is an enumerated attribute that is used to specify whether an element's translateable attribute values and its Text node children should be translated when the page is localized, or whether to leave them unchanged. It can have the following values:

  • empty string or "yes", which indicates that the element should be translated when the page is localized.
  • "no", which indicates that the element must not be translated.

While browser support for this attribute is currently nonexistent, automatic translation services support it.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'translate' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML 5.1
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'translate' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of HTML Living Standard, initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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