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Prevent browsers from asking to translate

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
06 Apr, 2021
If the contents of a website are written in a particular language, the visitors might be prompted to translate them into another language when using certain browsers (Google Chrome, for example).
You can prevent this from happening by setting the `translate` attribute for the whole document:
<html translate="no"></html>
The `translate` attribute has an effect on some translation tools such as Google Translate.
Moreover, it's a global attribute meaning that we can use it for any elements. It's very useful if we don't want to translate a brand name even if the page is translated:
<footer>(c) 2021 <span translate="no">Brand Name</span></footer>

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