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HTML bdi Tag

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Published Jun 29, 2017
Updated Oct 2, 2019

HTML bdi: Main Tips

  • HTML <bdi> element separates text which needs to be displayed in a different direction than the rest of the content.
  • <bdi> in HTML is similar to <bdo>. The main difference between these elements is that <bdi> separates and changes the direction of text, while <bdo> only reverses the direction.

Purpose of bdi

HTML <bdi> isolates the specified part of the text and displays it in a different direction than the surrounding content. Therefore, you can add Arabic or Hebrew phrases or words in the right to left direction instead of left to right.

Example
<h2><bdi>مرحبا بالعالم</bdi> That means Hello World in Arabic.</h2>

Note: the use of this reverse tag helps to add Arabic content in non-Arabic websites that follow the regular left to right direction.

Browser support

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Chrome
16+
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Edge
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Firefox
10+
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IE
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Opera
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Safari
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Mobile browser support

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Chrome
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Firefox
10+
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Opera
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Safari
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