Google Docs: Set the Document Language

Screen readers can read text and follow directions in multiple languages; they can also switch seamlessly from one language to the next.  This helps people from a broad range of language backgrounds access the text in your documents.  However, screen reader software does not automatically identify the language of a document. Follow these steps to set the document language.

To set the document language in Google Docs,

  1. Select the text you want to set the language for. This may be the entire document or just a portion of it.
  2. Select File from the top menu.
  3. Select Language.
  4. Select the language you wish to set.
    The language setting menu in Google Docs