How to Vertically Write Text With CSS

Little known is that you can create vertical texts in CSS by using the writing-mode and text-orientation properties:

/* Use writing-mode with text-orientation to create vertical texts */
span {
    writing-mode: vertical-rl;
    text-orientation: upright;
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You can also change the horizontal writing direction from right-to-left and left-to-right with vertical-lr and vertical-rl respectively.

span {
    writing-mode: vertical-lr; /* left to right */
    writing-mode: vertical-rl; /* right to left */
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While writing-mode sets whether the lines are following each other horizontally or vertically, text-orientation sets the orientation of each letter. By default, this property is set to mixed.

Example of difference between mixed and upright orientation
Interactive example from MDN's documentation
How to make writing direction vertical in CSS
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