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Right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Persian or Hebrew are supported. To change the direction of Material-UI components you must follow the following steps.



Make sure the dir attribute is set on the body, otherwise native components will break:

<body dir="rtl">

2. Theme

Set the direction in your custom theme:

const theme = createTheme({
  direction: 'rtl',

3. jss-rtl

You need this JSS plugin to flip the styles: jss-rtl.

npm install jss-rtl

Having installed the plugin in your project, Material-UI components still require it to be loaded by the jss instance, as described below. Internally, withStyles is using this JSS plugin when direction: 'rtl' is set on the theme. Head to the plugin README to learn more about it.

Once you have created a new JSS instance with the plugin, you need to make it available to all the components in the component tree. The StylesProvider component enables this:

import { create } from 'jss';
import rtl from 'jss-rtl';
import { StylesProvider, jssPreset } from '@material-ui/core/styles';

// Configure JSS
const jss = create({ plugins: [...jssPreset().plugins, rtl()] });

function RTL(props) {
  return (
    <StylesProvider jss={jss}>


Use the direction toggle button on the top right corner to flip the whole documentation

<ThemeProvider theme={theme}>
  <div dir="rtl">
    <TextField placeholder="Name" />
    <input type="text" placeholder="Name" />

Opting out of rtl transformation

If you want to prevent a specific rule-set from being affected by the rtl transformation you can add flip: false at the beginning.

Use the direction toggle button on the top right corner to see the effect.

<div className={classes.affected}>Affected</div>
<div className={classes.unaffected}>Unaffected</div>