Template:Dir
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Outputs "rtl" for right-to-left languages, else "ltr". Currently it recognizes the following rtl languages:
aeb · aeb-arab · ar · arc · arq · ary · arz · azb · bcc · bgn · bqi · ckb · dv · fa · fa-af · glk · ha-arab · he · khw · kk-arab · kk-cn · ks · ks-arab · ku-arab · lki · lrc · luz · ms-arab · mzn · nqo · ota · pnb · prd · ps · sd · sdh · skr · skr-arab · ug · ug-arab · ur · uz-arab · ydd · yi
Usage
{{Dir |1= |2= |3= }}
Template parameters
 Parameter text is empty
<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}
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Outputs "rtl" for right-to-left languages, else "ltr". Currently it recognizes the following rtl languages: aeb · aeb-arab · ar · arc · arq · ary · arz · azb · bcc · bgn · bqi · ckb · dv · fa · fa-af · glk · ha-arab · he · khw · kk-arab · kk-cn · ks · ks-arab · ku-arab · lki · lrc · luz · ms-arab · mzn · nqo · ota · pnb · prd · ps · sd · sdh · skr · skr-arab · ug · ug-arab · ur · uz-arab · ydd · yi
Template parameters
This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
language1The language codeLinerequired
rtl2
Text to return for right-to-left languages (such as Arabic or Hebrew, and others listed in the main description of the template).
Default
rtl
Contentoptional
ltr3
Text to return for left-to-right languages (such as English and all others not listed in the main description of the template).
Default
ltr
Contentoptional
Additional information
The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Template namespace
The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users
See also
Module:Dir/RTL_overrides​, the equivalent mapping used directly from Lua (without using a slow recursion into Mediawiki to expand templates) via Module:Dir.
Localization
This template is not intended to be localized.
Example
{{ Dir{{{ lang| {{int:lang}} }}}rightleft }} will return either "left" or "right" for rtl ot ltr
{{ Direnrightleft }} returns left, and {{ Dirarrightleft }} returns right

Last edited on 24 June 2021, at 02:55
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