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CSS unicode-bidi Property

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CSS unicode-bidi Property

CSS unicode-bidi property is used together with the direction property, determines how bidirectional text in a document is handled.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p{ direction: rtl; unicode-bidi: bidi-override; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS unicode-bidi Property</h1> <p>This is a paragraph with bidi-override.</p> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ unicode-bidi: bidi-override; }

Using Javascript



No, unicode-bidi property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS unicode-bidi property is normal.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS unicode-bidi property.

normal The element does not offer an additional level of embedding with respect to the bidirectional algorithm.
embed If the element is inline, this value opens an additional level of embedding with respect to the bidirectional algorithm.
bidi-override For inline elements this creates an override. For block container elements this creates an override for inline-level descendants not within another block container element.
isolate The element is isolated from its siblings.
isolate-override The element is isolated from its siblings and the override behavior of the bidi-override keyword to the inner content.
plaintext The elements directionality calculated without considering its parent bidirectional state or the value of the direction property.

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All in One

In the following example, we will demonstrate all values of CSS unicode-bidi property.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p{ direction: rtl; } p:nth-of-type(1){ unicode-bidi: normal; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS unicode-bidi Property</h1> <h2>unicode-bidi: normal</h2> <p>This is a paragraph with normal.</p> </body> </html>

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS unicode-bidi property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <body> <h1>CSS unicode-bidi Property</h1> <p style="direction: rtl;">This is a paragraph.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.unicodeBidi = "bidi-override"; } </script> </body> </html>

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