HTML <bdi> Tag

The <bdi> tag (bidirectional isolation) is used to isolate bidirectional text (when a language with right-to-left directionality, such as Arabic or Hebrew, is used inline with left-to-right languages). Note, that the <bdi> tag does not physically turn the text, it only tells the browser that the text should be read in an opposite direction.

Syntax

The <bdi> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening (<bdi>) and the closing (</bdi>) tags.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1> Example of using the bdi element </h1>
    <p dir="ltr"><bdi>أرمينيا جميلة</bdi> This sentence in Arabic is automatically displayed from right to left.</p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <bdi> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support