RSS Language Codes
Archivist's Note: This documentation applies to RSS 2.0.
RSS supports multiple languages through the language element, which contains a short code that identifies that the natural language employed in the channel.
The code must be one of the identifiers on this page or a language code permitted by the World Wide Web Consortium for use in HTML. The U.S. Library of Congress publishes the current list of ISO 639 language codes adopted by HTML.
The following table contains the language codes explicitly delineated for RSS. They apply to all of the RSS specifications on this site with one exception: the original RSS 0.91 release by Netscape did not include the codes for Estonian ("et") or Hawaiian ("haw").
|English (New Zealand)||en-nz|
|English (South Africa)||en-za|
|English (United Kingdom)||en-gb|
|English (United States)||en-us|
|Spanish (Costa Rica)||es-cr|
|Spanish (Dominican Republic)||es-do|
|Spanish (El Salvador)||es-sv|
|Spanish (Puerto Rico)||es-pr|
This document is authored by the RSS Advisory Board and is offered under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license, based on an original document published by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School authored by Dave Winer.