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Right-to-Left Languages

This example creates a map that renders a map of Cairo, Egypt in Arabic.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

// This example displays a map with the language set to Arabic and the
// regions set to Egypt. These settings are specified in the HTML script
// element when loading the Google Maps JavaScript API.
// Setting the language shows the map in the language of your choice.
// Setting the region biases the geocoding results to that region.
// In addition, the page's html element sets the text direction to
// right-to-left.
function initMap(): void {
  const cairo = { lat: 30.064742, lng: 31.249509 };

  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      scaleControl: true,
      center: cairo,
      zoom: 10,
    }
  );

  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  infowindow.setContent("<b>القاهرة</b>");

  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map, position: cairo });
  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

JavaScript

// This example displays a map with the language set to Arabic and the
// regions set to Egypt. These settings are specified in the HTML script
// element when loading the Google Maps JavaScript API.
// Setting the language shows the map in the language of your choice.
// Setting the region biases the geocoding results to that region.
// In addition, the page's html element sets the text direction to
// right-to-left.
function initMap() {
  const cairo = { lat: 30.064742, lng: 31.249509 };
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    scaleControl: true,
    center: cairo,
    zoom: 10,
  });
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
  infowindow.setContent("<b>القاهرة</b>");
  const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map, position: cairo });
  marker.addListener("click", () => {
    infowindow.open(map, marker);
  });
}

CSS

/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Right-to-Left Languages</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./app.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>

All

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Right-to-Left Languages</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
    <style type="text/css">
      /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }

      /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
      html,
      body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
    </style>
    <script>
      "use strict";

      // This example displays a map with the language set to Arabic and the
      // regions set to Egypt. These settings are specified in the HTML script
      // element when loading the Google Maps JavaScript API.
      // Setting the language shows the map in the language of your choice.
      // Setting the region biases the geocoding results to that region.
      // In addition, the page's html element sets the text direction to
      // right-to-left.
      function initMap() {
        const cairo = {
          lat: 30.064742,
          lng: 31.249509,
        };
        const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
          scaleControl: true,
          center: cairo,
          zoom: 10,
        });
        const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
        infowindow.setContent("<b>القاهرة</b>");
        const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
          map,
          position: cairo,
        });
        marker.addListener("click", () => {
          infowindow.open(map, marker);
        });
      }
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>
  </body>
</html>
"use strict"; // This example displays a map with the language set to Arabic and the // regions set to Egypt. These settings are specified in the HTML script // element when loading the Google Maps JavaScript API. // Setting the language shows the map in the language of your choice. // Setting the region biases the geocoding results to that region. // In addition, the page's html element sets the text direction to // right-to-left. function initMap() { const cairo = { lat: 30.064742, lng: 31.249509, }; const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { scaleControl: true, center: cairo, zoom: 10, }); const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(); infowindow.setContent("<b>القاهرة</b>"); const marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map, position: cairo, }); marker.addListener("click", () => { infowindow.open(map, marker); }); }
/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that contains the map. */ #map { height: 100%; } /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Right-to-Left Languages</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyBIwzALxUPNbatRBj3Xi1Uhp0fFzwWNBkE&callback=initMap&libraries=&v=weekly" defer ></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> </body> </html>

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Run Locally

Node.js is required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM.

npm i -g '@googlemaps/js-samples'
googlemaps-js-samples init map-rtl DESTINATION_FOLDER

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