HTML5: How to override the current text direction?

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HTML Code :

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- HTML5 document type declaration -->
<html><!-- Start of HTML document -->
<head><!-- Start of head section -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Declares document character encoding -->
<title>Example of bdo element</title><!-- Sets the title of the webpage -->
</head><!-- End of head section -->
<body><!-- Start of body section -->
<p dir="ltr" >This text is in left to right direction.</p><!-- Paragraph with left-to-right text direction -->
<p dir="rtl"><span id="result_box" lang="iw"><span title="">טקסט זה בשטחים השמאלי בכיוון הנכון</span></span></p><!-- Paragraph with right-to-left text direction -->
</body><!-- End of body section -->
</html><!-- End of HTML document -->


  • This HTML document begins with a doctype declaration indicating it's an HTML5 document.
  • Inside the <html> tags, the document structure begins.
  • The <head> section contains metadata about the document, such as character encoding and the title.
  • The <body> section is where the visible content of the webpage resides.
  • Two <p> tags are used to create paragraphs:
    • The first paragraph has a dir attribute set to "ltr", indicating left-to-right text direction.
    • The second paragraph has a dir attribute set to "rtl", indicating right-to-left text direction.
  • Inside the second paragraph, there's a nested <span> element with an id attribute and a lang attribute indicating Hebrew.
  • The content within the nested <span> element represents text in Hebrew with right-to-left directionality.
  • The HTML document ends with the closing </html> tag.

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See the Pen bdo-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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