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The easiest way to type an upside down question mark, is to just copy and paste the symbol whenever you need to use it: ¿ The ¿ is featured prominently on our homepage to make it easy to copy. We even have a short url - http://udq.fyi/ - for quick access!
You can use any of these HTML codes:
¿ All three of these codes are exactly the same.
The Unicode code point is U+00BF
Easy. Just type ?` (that's the question mark followed by a backtick)
Spanish (and other languages influenced by Spanish like Catalan) use the inverted question mark (also called the upside down question mark) at the beginning of a question. The normal, right side up question mark is still used at the end of the question. The idea is that when you're reading you can quickly identify a question.
Here's an example of how the inverted question mark is used in Spanish: ¿Cómo te llamas? (English: What is your name?)
Yup. Since the inverted or upside down question mark is typically seen in Spanish, it is sometimes referred to as the Spanish question mark. All three of these terms refer to the same thing!
In addition to the upside down question mark (¿), there's the reversed question mark (⸮). The reversed question mark is not used as frequently.
Check out http://www.UpsideDownText.com/! While this website only focuses on the upside down question mark, UpsideDownText.com lets you enter sentences or even paragraphs which are then flipped upside down.
In almost all cases, no. All the most common fonts, including Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, and Courier, support the upside down question mark. Because it is such a common character, most other fonts you encounter should also support it.
Technically yes, but in most cases you don't have to worry about the encoding being used. Unicode of course supports the upside down question mark, but it's also included in Latin-1 and Windows-1252. If you're worried that your encoding isn't right, just test it!