How to type upside down

Writing upside down can be quite useful. For example, as I stated in my original article on this subject, some uses for this facility could be:

  • Book covers.

  • Novelty items.

  • Special effects in a story.

  • Greetings cards.

Yet another use, as someone pointed out to me yesterday, would be to put the answers to a test or quiz at the bottom of the test paper.

A good website for creating both upside down and reversed text is http://www.upsidedowntext.com, shown below:

Upside down text, by Terry Freedman

Upside down text, by Terry Freedman

In the two examples below, the first one is copied/pasted from the missle box above, while the second uses html code.

˙ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ƃuᴉʇᴉɹʍ ɟo ʇsǝʇ ɐ sᴉ sᴉɥ┴

˙ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ƃuᴉʇᴉɹʍ ɟo ʇsǝʇ ɐ sᴉ sᴉɥ┴

You can also copy/paste straight into Word:

Upside down text in Word, by Terry Freedman

Upside down text in Word, by Terry Freedman

So, a very useful facility, and completely free.