Get Things Right with Right-to-Left Languages (Beta)

To make right-to-left (RTL) language users feel more at home, columns and sidebars flow from right to left, and text is aligned appropriately. This right-to-left layout is available for Arabic, Hebrew, and Urdu. Arabic and Hebrew are now available as end-user languages in Lightning Experience, while Urdu is supported as a platform language.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience in all editions except Database.com.

As a beta feature, right-to-left support is a preview and isn’t part of the “Services” under your master subscription agreement with Salesforce. Use this feature at your sole discretion, and make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features. Salesforce doesn’t guarantee general availability of this feature within any particular time frame or at all, and we can discontinue it at any time. This feature is for evaluation purposes only, not for production use. It’s offered as is and isn’t supported, and Salesforce has no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with it. All restrictions, Salesforce reservation of rights, obligations concerning the Services, and terms for related Non-Salesforce Applications and Content apply equally to your use of this feature. You can provide feedback and suggestions for right-to-left language support by clicking ? and selecting Give Feedback about Salesforce.

Why: We’ve improved the layout for RTL languages, giving them a more natural look and feel.

For example, here’s a left-to-right layout in English in Lightning Experience.

Left-to-right layout in English in Lightning Experience

And here’s the same view in Hebrew, right to left.

Right-to-left layout in Hebrew in Lightning Experience

How: To enable RTL language support in Lightning Experience, in Setup, enter User Interface in the Quick Search box, then select User Interface. Then select Enable Lightning Right-to-Left Support (Beta).

After you enable RTL language support, a user can decide whether to use the RTL layout. In personal settings, enter Language & Timezone in the Quick Search box, then select Language & Timezone. Select Enable Lightning Right-to-Left (RTL) Support (Beta).