# Which word processors and websites support vertical writing of Chinese?

I am aware of 好讀, which allows you to read Chinese novels displayed vertically.

1. Is there a convenient (preferably free of charge) word processor if I wish to type a Chinese document vertically?
2. When I browse a Chinese website, it there a way to convert the writing to the vertical direction?
3. Which website(s) display Chinese vertically?

## 3 Answers

TextEdit

Format/ Make layout vertical

Is there a convenient (preferably free of charge) word processor if I wish to type a Chinese document vertically?

Microsoft word support this function. Click layout -> text direction -> vertical.

Regarding #2, you can try installing Stylebot or a similar browser extension, then adding the following custom styles:

body * {
writing-mode: tb-rl;
text-orientation: upright;
}

#stylebot-container * {
writing-mode: lr-tb !important;
}


Layout will be anywhere from a bit messed up to massively messed up, depending on the site, but the text will be vertical. Not sure exactly why you'd want to do this, but there you go.