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.

Although not all browsers recognize this attribute, it is respected by automatic translation systems such as Google Translate, and may also be respected by tools used by human translators. As such it's important that web authors use this attribute to mark content that should not be translated.

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 Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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