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HTML <bdo> tag

HTML <bdo> tag stands for "bidirectional override" which is used to overrides the current/default text direction. This tag sets the direction of content within it to render on browser from left to right or right to left.

The <bdo> tag is useful for the languages which are written from right to left such as Arabic and Hebrew.


Following are some specifications about the <bdo> tag

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Start tag/End tag Both start and End tag
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HTML bdo tag


Tag-specific attributes

Attribute Value Description
ltr Defines the directionality from left to right.
rtl Defines the directionality from right to left.

Global Attributes

The <bdo> tag supports the Global attribute in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <bdo> tag supports the Event attribute in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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