A page wih an excerpt from an Arabic translation of the GNU Free Documentation License. The html element has lang and xml:lang attributes with the value "ar", the language code for Arabic and a dir attribute with the value "rtl" for right-to-left text. Correct <html:code>lang</html:code> and <html:code>xml:lang</html:code> attributes and text direction for content in Arabic Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be en Copyright BenToWeb 2004-2007 2005-09-01 draft Specifying the language of content: the lang attribute Specifying the direction of text and tables: the dir attribute

This test case is intended to pass because primary language is correctly identified as Arabic and the text direction as right-to-left.

automatic

Can you determine the language and text direction of the text?

The browser can find the primary language and text direction of the document.

In HTML, the default text-direction is left to right, so only a right-to-left text direction needs to be identified (unless there are nested sections with different text directions).