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Tool to write in Boustrophedon. Boustrophedon is a writing system which invert direction each line: from right to left and then from left to right.

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Boustrophedon Writing

Boustrophedon Writing






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How to write using Boustrophedon?

The Boustrophedon writing consists in reversing alternatively lines, the text follows a kind of furrow left to right and then right to left.

Example: ━D━C━O━D━E━┓
┏━Ǝ━ᗡ━O━Ɔ━ᗡ┛
┗D━C━O━D━E━┓

The Boustrophedon mirror writing is technically difficult due to limitations with font characters on internet browsers, letters stays unmirrored. Specular writing (as in a mirror) can still be used.

What are the variants of the Boustrophedon?

One can reverse multiple lines at once, one can begin to line N, or ignore multiple line that are non-reversed.

What does Boustrophedon means?

Boustrophedon comes from greek language, the word is made with beef and the verb to turn.

When Boustrophedon have been invented?

Traces of this writing system have been found some centuries before Christ.

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