Type Backwards with Combining Cyrillic Millions Sign U+0489

What happens when you paste the Combining Cyrillic Millions Sign, a Unicode Character labeled U+0489 and start typing – a strange phenomenon happens and you start typing all words backwords.

Once I spotted this tip, I could not stop having fun with it. It was even more amazing than writing Flipped text like this – ʇxǝʇ pǝddılɟ

The Cyrillic block In Unicode extends from U+0400 to U+052F. The characters in the range U+0460 – U+0489 are historic letters not used now. However, Combining Cyrillic Millions Sign seems to contain hidden control characters next to it that force change of text directionality. Of course there are many Unicode control characters that help in bidirectional text control (override to flow from right-to-left as in Arabic)

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Simply COPY the Combining Cyrillic Millions Sign above and PASTE in any text form (try our comment form below and post what you get!), then start typing and see how your text magically starts typing backwards.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.