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Carlos Espada
Carlos Espada

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HTML tags | bdo

The <bdo> element (Bi-Directional Override) overrides the current directionality of text, so that the text within is rendered in a different direction.

The text's characters are drawn from the starting point in the given direction; the individual characters' orientation is not affected (so characters don't get drawn backward, for example).

It has a dir attribute to specify the direction in which text should be rendered in this element's contents. Possible values are:

  • ltr: Indicates that the text should go in a left-to-right direction.
  • rtl: Indicates that the text should go in a right-to-left direction.

Most browsers will display the <bdo> element with the following default CSS value:

bdo {
  unicode-bidi: bidi-override;
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  • Type: inline
  • Self-closing: No
  • Semantic value: No

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