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How to change the text direction of an element?

    $this = $(this);
    if($this.val().length == 1)
        var x =  new RegExp("[\x00-\x80]+"); // is ascii


        var isAscii = x.test($this.val());

            $this.css("direction", "ltr");
            $this.css("direction", "rtl");


Here's a working example.


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