Upside Down Question Mark



The Upside Down Question mark aka Spanish or Inverted Question mark is the flipped version of '?'. Just as the normal question mark is used at the end of a question, the Upside down question mark (¿) is a punctuation mark used at the start of a clause or sentence. It indicates that a question or a doubt follows.

To differentiate between a question and a statement the Spanish question mark plays a critical role. For instance: "él es alto" (He is tall) and "¿él es alto?" (Is he tall?) will be the same if we don't use the question marks properly.


Unicode U+00BF
Alt Code ALT+168
Windows Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Shift+?
Mac Shortcut Shift+Option+/
HTML Code ¿
HEX Code ¿
HTML entity ¿
CSS Code \u00BF

On Windows

To type the Spanish question mark on Windows simply press Alt + Ctrl + Shift + ? . You can also utilize the Alt Code of '¿' . Turn on the num lock on your keyboard and hold the left Alt key. Type the number 168 from the numpad and release the Alt key.

Upside Down question mark on Mac

To type the inverted question mark on Mac press the Option + Shift + ? keys on your keyboard.

If for some reason you are unable to type the character simply copy and paste the Upside down question mark from above.

To insert the inverted question mark in HTML you can use the HTML entity, decimal or hex code. Copy the HTML shortcode from above and paste it into your code.

For instance: ¿Cómo estás?

The output of the above code will be: ¿Cómo estás?

To display the flipped question mark using CSS use the CSS entity for '¿'. To insert this symbol before or after an element use :before or :after.

Code example:

.anyClass:before {
  content: '\u00BF';