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Configure a language as reading from right to left

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Configure a language as reading from right to left

Use the Text Direction field to configure a language that reads from right to left, such as Hebrew.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

Right-to-left language support is available only in the main user interface and on live feed. Other user interfaces and applications, such as the graphical Workflow Editor, reporting, CMS, chat, and the ServiceNow documentation sites, are not supported.


  1. Navigate to System Localization > Languages.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter the Name of the language, such as Hebrew.
  4. Enter the two-character ISO 639.2 ID for the language. For example, Hebrew is he.
  5. In the Text Direction field, select Right-to-Left.
  6. Click Submit.