The HTML <bdo></bdo> element, or bidirectional override, is used to override the current directionality of text. It causes the directionality of the characters to be ignored in favor of the specified directionality.


Attribute Value Description
dir ltr
Specifies the text direction using either ltr (left to right) or rtl (right to left) values. This attribute is required for functionality.
language RFC 1766 value Specifies a string indicating the language/character set to be used. This attribute was replaced by the xml:lang attribute in XHTML 1.1.

HTML example:

Does this look <bdo dir="rtl">Backwards</bdo> to you?

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