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How to write upside down letters

The internet doesn’t follow a format; there is no convention for which font to use, the size of headings, or how many headings should be present on a website. Most websites will follow a coherent design but each website is different from the other. With forums and chat groups/apps, coherent writing more or less goes out the window and often you come across stylized text. 

Upside Down Text

Write upside down letters

You’ve seen bold text, underlined text, text in italics, and text that has been crossed out or struck -through. There is also upside down text. Unlike bold, underlined, italicised, or struck through text that conveys meaning when it’s in a document or message, upside down letters are just for fun. Here’s how you can write them.

1. Use Unicode characters

All characters that you type map to a unicode character code. With the alphabet, you have dedicated keys on the keyboard so that typing is easier but for obscure characters like the trademark symbol or the copyright symbol, you may have to unicode character codes. The same holds true for upside text.

Technically, there are no upside alphabet characters that you can type so what you’ll look for instead is the unicode character code for a character that looks like an upside alphabet. If you want type an upside down a, you will use: 

ɐ: U+0250

You can look up the unicode character for any upside letter on Unicode Upside-Down Converter. Once you know which character to use, you can look up its character code.

2. Use aut0-generation tools

Manually typing upside letters using unicode characters is tedious. If you need to make a quick, clever comment in upside down text, it’s better to use an auto-generation tool for the job.

  1. Visit the Upside Down Text tool.
  2. Enter the text. 
  3. Leave the backwards and upside down effect checkboxes enabled.
  4. Copy the text and paste it.
¡¡ssɐd ʇou llɐɥs no⅄


The auto-generation tool works on the same principal i.e. it used Unicode character codes. The characters you see aren’t flipped over letters. They are different characters (take a closer look at the letter L in the example and you’ll see what we mean. The letter is in the wrong direction. You can try other upside down text generation tools and they may be able to find better characters but they will all generally work on the same principal. You won’t be able to ‘search’ this text using the conventional alphabets on the keyboard. We strongly advise against using upside down text in a professional/academic document. 

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