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All I understand about RTL is that some languages are written right-to-left.

In a WordPress theme, what role does the rtl.css stylesheet have? I was under the impression that the only difference was paragraph alignment, but the WordPress themes that I have seen have massive rtl.css files.

What other requirements are there of CSS to provide true RTL support?

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rtl.css is copy of main template css file used for rtl supported themes. This is almost exact copy of regular style with changes concerning css properties such as direction, text-align, floats and sometimes image placement. –  eugeneK Jun 15 '11 at 14:49
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This guy explains it fairly well for wordpress (video, no transcript): Yoav Farhi: Right to Left WordPress.

The Wordpress Manual (Codex) has as well some information regarding Right to Left Language Support.

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Fantastic video - thanks!! –  Lea Hayes Jun 15 '11 at 14:56
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