Friday, October 30, 2009

How to Write Upside Down Text

Ever came across a piece of text that looks like this: ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ?

Yes, that's upside down text, and you'll find it scattered around the internet, whenever someone thinks it's funny to play around with their friends (or just to annoy someone ;)

But today I'll reveal the secret behind this strange flipped text and how you can do it yourself.

The trick behind it is that we'll be using special characters and symbols that look like inverted letters - and if it "looks" like it, it's as good as real inverted letters, right?

How can you write flipped upside down text? It's actually quite easy:



You just need to visit any of the websites that do all the hard work for you, sites like:

You'll just need to type your message, and then copy the resulting flipped text and paste it wherever you want.
(Just keep in mind they'll need to support unicode characters - or else you'll be restricted to just the "plain letters.")

¿ɹoɟ ƃuıʇıɐʍ noʎ ǝɹɐ ʇɐɥʍ

10 comments:

  1. Heyya, could you also add Upside Down Text to your list. I think its a wonderful flip text site.

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  2. till now ive always wonderd how people flip things like question marks........now i finaly get it and can actualy do it myself

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  3. @hai

    As for the inverted question mark, that's a character widely used in spanish (and available on the spanish keyboards)

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  4. Thanks Carlos!

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  5. ¡noʎ ʎouuɐ ʇɥƃıɯ sıɥt

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  6. For an upside down ? you need to press the left Alt key then using the number keypad on the right of a normal keyboard enter 0191 then let go the left Alt key

    So ALT+0191 will give you ¿

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  7. hold "alt" and press any number at the numpad then release it both and this will appear ☺ ☻ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ • ◘ ( example : alt + 1 = ☺

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