Re: Upside Down Fu character

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 04:14:02 +0800

(12/01/04 2:46), Michael Everson wrote:
> What's the inline markup for "display this glyph upside down"


<span style="display:inline-block; transform: rotate(180);">福</span>到了

for the Web. You need to prefix "transform" ("-moz-", "-webkit-", etc.)
for the time being.

(12/01/04 3:10), Leo Broukhis wrote:
> Hi Andre,
> Does the upside down character ever appear in plain printed text
> (newspapers, books, fortune cookies), or only in drawings?

I am interested in the use case for such a character too. As a native
Chinese speaker, I don't recall seeing any in plain printed text. (I can
imagine creative novel writing using such a character but I just haven't
seen any).

For what's worth, the second most commonly used ideograph to be placed
upside down would be


If we are really adding this character, depending on the use cases, this
character could probably go into the Emoji category and have a
surrounding diamond, to symbolize the poster. See [1] for pictures of
the posters.



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