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);
  });
}

declare global {
  interface Window {
    initMap: () => void;
  }
}
window.initMap = initMap;

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);
  });
}

window.initMap = initMap;

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

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Right-to-Left Languages</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script type="module" src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- 
     The `defer` attribute causes the callback to execute after the full HTML
     document has been parsed. For non-blocking uses, avoiding race conditions,
     and consistent behavior across browsers, consider loading using Promises
     with https://www.npmjs.com/package/@googlemaps/js-api-loader.
    -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly&language=ar&region=EG"
      defer
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

Try Sample

Clone Sample

Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-map-rtl https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start