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The easiest way to write an upside down exclamation is the copy and paste it when you need to use it: ¡
You can use any one of these three HTML codes to write the upside down exclamation in HTML:
The Unicode code point for the upside down exclamation is U+00A1.
In LaTeX, type !` (that's the right side up exclamation point followed by a backtick).
The upside down exclamation is used in Spanish at the start of a exclamatory sentence. The regular right side up exclamation is also used at the end. Other languages influenced by Spanish such as Catalan also use the upside down exclamation for the same purpose. Here's an example in Spanish: ¡Qué delicioso! (English: How delicious!) Including the upside down exclamation point at the start of the statement allows a reader to immediatly understand that the sentence he is reading is an exclamation.
Are the spanish exclamation point and inverted exclamation point the same as the upside down exclamation?
Yup. The inverted exclamation point and upside down exclamation point are the same. This punctuation mark is sometimes called the Spanish exclamation point since it is often used in Spanish.
Check out http://www.upsidedowntext.com/ which lets you enter sentences or paragraphs which are then flipped upside down.
In most cases, no. Nearly all commonly used fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, and Courier support the upside down exclamation point. It is possible for a font not to include a glyph for it, but its unlikely given how common the upside down exclamtion is.
Well, technically yes, but in most cases you don't have to worry it. The upside down exclamation point is included Unicode, Latin-1 and Windows-1252, and many other encodings. Most popular encodings include the upside down exclamation point. If you're worried that your encoding isn't right, just test it!