direction attribute specifies the base writing direction of text and the direction of embeddings and overrides (see
unicode-bidi) for the Unicode bidirectional algorithm. For the
direction attribute to have any effect on an element that does not by itself establish a new text chunk (such as a
<tspan> element without absolute position adjustments due to
y attributes), the
unicode-bidi property's value must be embed or bidi-override.
The direction attribute applies only to glyphs oriented perpendicular to the inline-progression-direction, which includes the usual case of horizontally-oriented Latin or Arabic text and the case of narrow-cell Latin or Arabic characters rotated 90 degrees clockwise relative to a top-to-bottom inline-progression-direction.
As a presentation attribute, it also can be used as a property directly inside a CSS stylesheet, see
css direction for further information.
|Value||ltr | rtl | inherit|
|Normative document||SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)|
The following elements can use the