CSS direction Property

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p {
  direction: rtl;

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The direction property is used to control the text direction.

Use rtl for languages written from right to left (like Hebrew or Arabic), and ltr for those written from left to right (like English and most other languages).

Default value:ltr
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

direction: ltr|rtl|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
ltr This is default. Text direction goes from left-to-right.
rtl Text direction goes from right-to-left.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  direction: ltr;
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