How to Type Upside Down

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What to Know

  • The easiest way to show off upside-down text is to use an online tool like Txtn.us or Typeupsidedown.com.
  • You can take the harder route and use Unicode characters, too. But why?

This article explains how to use online tools to generate upside-down letters and explains how to find and use Unicode characters, too.

Create Upside Down Text Using an Online Tool

The easiest way to generate upside-down text is by using an online tool. There is a handful available, and all work similarly; you can also download mobile apps to use on your smartphone. Options include TypeUpsideDown, txtn, and Upside Down Text. We tried out all three.

Using TXTN For Upside Down Text

Txtn works like many online conversion tools. It just takes one click.

  1. Go to txtn.us.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  2. Type in your text. We used part of our bio, “Lifewire provides expert-created, real-world technology content for more than 10 million users like you every month.”

  3. Click Mirror to get upside text. You can also invert or reverse it.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  4. Copy that text; you should be able to paste it on most websites.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.

Using Type Upside Down

The Type Upside Down tool requires no clicks to generate text.

  1. Go to typeupsidedown.com.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  2. Type in your text. (Be sure to delete the prompt first.) We typed the movie line, “That rug really tied the room together.”

  3. The upside-down text will automatically generate.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  4. Copy the upside-down text to paste elsewhere.

Using Upside Down Text

The Upside Down Text tool doesn’t require any clicks, though there are options you can select.

  1. Go to upsidedowntext.com.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  2. Type in your text. We input these lyrics: "And faintly bouncing around the room, the echo of whomever spoke."

  3. By default, the tool will reverse your text and turn it upside down. Uncheck the box next to Backwards Effect if you want upside-down letters.

    Creating upside down text using an online tool.
  4. Copy that text and paste it where you want.

Use Unicode Characters to Make Upside Down Letters

If you prefer the more complicated route, you’ll have to familiarize yourself with the library of Unicode characters, which should work on most websites. The process will take longer than using one of the above tools, as you’ll have to look for matches for each letter or number you want to type. Some Unicode characters are supposed to represent upside-down letters, while others look similar to upside-down text, but represent something else.

Creating upside down text using Unicode characters.

Each of these special characters has a code that you use to generate it in Microsoft Word and other word processing software that supports rich text editing. For example, the character in the above screenshot looks like an upside-down L. The code for it is U+02E5, but all you need to type are the last four characters, then press ALT+X.