If you remember texting on T9 keyboards back when we had no emojis to express ourselves, people used to get quite creative with emoticons. These emoticons were often made up of a combination of weird-looking characters that existed in ASCII or UNICODE, depending upon what device you were using.
Modern-day texting is largely influenced by emojis. With companies like Apple coming forward with a lot more expressive emojis (memojis), emoticons are dying down quickly as emojis are more expressive and take less effort.
Some stickers and GIFs have become a standard part of texting now, which is only bad news for emoticons. While a few basic ones have managed to stick around, most of them, especially the complex ones, are disappearing quickly.
In this article, we’re looking at how to type a backwards 3, mostly used in typing the heart emoticon ( Ɛ>). You could interpret it as a backwards E as well, depending on your perception. Regardless, it was and still is an important part of typing emoticons.
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Typing the backwards 3
There are a few ways you can go about this. The quick and easy way of doing so is simply copying it from here and using it wherever you want — Ɛ
If you’d like to type the symbol yourself, you can do so by typing 0190 in your word processer and pressing Alt + X to reverse the code to print a backwards 3.
Alternatively, you can insert this symbol as a character in Word. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Click on Insert, then Symbol, followed by More Symbols.
Step 2; Find the symbol or one of its variants, click it to select and click the Insert button to insert the symbol in the document.
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