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Directionality plugin

Toolbar buttons for setting the left-to-right or right-to-left direction of content.

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This plugin adds directionality controls to the toolbar, enabling TinyMCE to better handle languages written from right to left. It also adds a toolbar button for each of its values, ltr for left-to-right text and rtl for right-to-left text.

Basic setup

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'directionality',
  toolbar: 'ltr rtl'

Toolbar buttons

The Directionality plugin provides the following toolbar buttons:

Toolbar button identifier Description
ltr Sets the directionality of contents to ltr.
rtl Sets the directionality of contents to rtl.

These toolbar buttons can be added to the editor using:


The Directionality plugin provides the following JavaScript commands.

Command Description
mceDirectionLTR Changes the directionality to LTR.
mceDirectionRTL Changes the directionality to RTL.



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