Using HelpDocs with RTL Languages

Updated a month ago ​by Jake Peters

The HelpDocs text editor has a button you can click to switch text direction for RTL (right-to-left) languages like Hebrew. But there's some other parts of your template you'll want to edit to make everything appear in the right (pun intended) direction.

These snippets have been tested with the Boxed (v3next) template. If you're using another template, there may be other customizations required.

The CSS

Paste this snippet into SettingsCode > Custom CSS
#main[data-hd-template="boxedinstantv3"] #header input {
    padding-right: 3em !important;
}
@media (min-width: 70em) {
    #header #search-container.search-responsive span {
        margin-right: 6em !important;
    }
    #article .card.responsive-toc {
        margin-right: 0px !important;
        margin-left: 0px !important;
    }
}
#article .tip-callout::before,
#article .note-callout::before,
#article .warning-callout::before {
    margin-right: 40px !important;
}
#article .tip-callout,
#article .note-callout,
#article .warning-callout {
    border-right-width: 5px !important;
    border-left-width: 0 !important;
}

The Javascript

Paste this snippet into Settings > Code > Custom Scripts
<script type="text/javascript">
    (function() {
        $(function() {
            // This assumes you're using the code in a multilingual setup, converting Hebrew to RTL. 
            // Contact HelpDocs support if you have trouble modifying it for your exact settings!
            if ($('body').data().languageCode === 'he') {
                $('html').attr('dir', 'rtl');
                $('.dropdown-menu-right').removeClass('dropdown-menu-right');
                $('#article #body p.meta').css('display', 'none !important;');
                $('#category #articles p.card-text img').css('display', 'none !important;');
                $('#category #articles p.card-text .text-muted').css('display', 'none !important;');
                $('#home #categories #category p.card-text:last-of-type').css('display', 'none !important;');
            }
        });
    })();
</script>

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