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The lower case mirrors the capitals. Other glyphs are unchanged. A palindrome is sequence of units (letters, digits, whatever) that can be read the same way in either direction.
Info: Created on 17th September 2009 . Last edited on 29th October 2016.
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Palindromes are by no means human inventions. The genetic code is littered with palindromic sequences of nucleotides, some of them known to have critical functional significance.

Proposed application of this font: AMBULANCE, POLICE signs, highway info, advertisements, seen from the rear-view mirror.

Some examples of English palindromes collected from the Web:

MOM
GAG
BOB
DEIFIED
KAYAK
RACECAR
ROTATOR
TENET
RADAR
LEVEL
CIVIC
HANNAH
KINIKINIK
WARD DRAW
DENNIS SINNED.
BIRD RIB.
WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW?
GO HANG A SALAMI. I'M A LASAGNA HOG!
STEP ON NO PETS
BOSTON DID NOT SOB.
A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL: PANAMA
A NEW ORDER BEGAN, A MORE ROMAN AGE BRED ROWENA.
ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA.
AS I PEE, SIR, I SEE PISA!
BOMBARD A DRAB MOB.
BUSH SAW SUNUNU SWASH SUB.
CAIN: A MANIAC.
DEPARDIEU, GO RAP A ROGUE I DRAPED.
ED, I SAW HARPO MARX RAM OPRAH W. ASIDE.
GOLF? NO SIR, PREFER PRISON FLOG.
LET O'HARA GAIN AN INN IN A NIAGARA HOTEL.
LIVED ON DECAF, FACED NO DEVIL.
LONELY TYLENOL.
MADAM, I'M ADAM.
NO LEMON, NO MELON.
SENILE FELINES.
WAS IT ELIOT'S TOILET I SAW?
MARGE LETS NORAH SEE SHARON'S TELEGRAM.
AGE, IRONY, NORIEGA.
CAN I ATTAIN A 'C'?
DAMMIT, I'M MAD!
DEER BREED.
DELIA FAILED.

If you know examples in other languages, I would be glad to read them.
Comment by Frodo7 17th September 2009
ingenious. excellent execution. useful application. and just doggone fun:)
Comment by funk_king 17th September 2009
A,K,M,N,R,V,X,Y,Z have been changed for better legibility.
Comment by Frodo7 17th September 2009
Very good idea! Mirror. Make an example picture with mirror motive.

I know some in my Polish language:

KAJAK (kayak - palindrome in English too :D)
SEDES (Toilet)
POP
OBAMA A, MA BO ("Obama have got because")
CIOTA A TO CI! ("Gay for you!")
LETNI INTEL (means "Summer Intel" :D)
Comment by Neoqueto 17th September 2009
Nice one Frodo7 ... and great examples
Comment by p2pnut 17th September 2009
Thank you guys, and dont't listen to the following.

To be honest, I expected a bit more interest. Palindromes are very exciting after all.
@Neoqueto: An example picture with a rear-view mirror? It would show the text reversed back to normal by the mirror, so what's the point?
Comment by Frodo7 20th September 2009
Very interesting

hte title was confusing, since it's mirror instead. None the less it didn"t reduce my interest.
Comment by noneo 4th December 2009
@noneo: Yes, mirror is a better description, but palindrome is a fancy way of saying the same thing (well, not exactly). In this case the inspiration came from (English) palindromes, and it was a beautiful word itself.
Comment by Frodo7 4th December 2009
I agree, palindromes are cool. But sadly, TV, video games, and the internet have usurped a lot of time from many people. I enjoy a good chess game, but I get a lot of blank stares when I mention that.
Comment by jphturtle 5th November 2012

Reversed numbers?

Comment by brynda1231 27th October 2016

KAYAK

Comment by brynda1231 27th October 2016

@brynda1231: Yes, you're right. I should have done the mirrored numbers too. 

KAYAK is already on the list above. There are plenty more palindromes on the web, some of them as long as a paragraph.

Comment by Frodo7 27th October 2016

There is LAVAL, a town in France and in Canada :)

Comment by Aeolien 27th October 2016

B, C, D, and Z are mirrored even on the capitals.

Comment by ImmaPooh 27th October 2016

@ImmaPooh: I tried to mirror all the letters and numbers, but something didn't work properly. (Perhaps, with the SAVE function?) I did the whole operation twice, saw the mixed results, then I gave up.

Comment by Frodo7 28th October 2016

I'll test it.

Comment by ImmaPooh 29th October 2016

@Frodo7: Works for me.

Comment by ImmaPooh 29th October 2016

@Frodo7: Try manually changing them.

Comment by ImmaPooh 29th October 2016

It worked. 

Comment by Frodo7 29th October 2016

Hola, dear master! Too long without commenting here and I want to write a lot of things accumulates one after another like a skein of wool. I will try to untangle some of them. 

Look this rare - inverse palindrome:

Comment by elmoyenique 5th November 2016
Comment by elmoyenique 5th November 2016

@elmoyenique: Your sample is super cool. I'm not sure what "inverse palindrome" means. But you've managed to mirror the text around its vertical axis (that goes through the middle of the letter "I") and around its horizontal axis at the same time, and still preserved perfect symmetry. Wow!

Comment by Frodo7 5th November 2016

Thank you, master: it's only a joke (powerred by the great mathematician Martin Garder): You can read the same text turning it 180º, sure.

Comment by elmoyenique 5th November 2016

Thank you, master: It's only a joke (powered by the great mathematician Martin Gardner): you can read the same text turning it 180º.

(Sorry)

Comment by elmoyenique 5th November 2016

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