Backwards (reverse) Italics

I'd like to create some backwards italics text. Does anyone know of a CSS, or standard coding, way to do this? I'd prefer not to have to pump out gfx to accomplish this, as I want the text to be variable.
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Paul KahlAsked:
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arantiusCommented:
PaulKahl,
Not possible.
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Paul KahlAuthor Commented:
It's done on the CVT number on the back of credit cards. This leads me to think that perhaps there's a font capable of doing this? Perhaps a variant on a common font? Something I could embed?
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jmelikaCommented:
Paul,
There are a fonts few out there:

Aquaduct Reverse Italic: http://www.abstractfonts.com/fonts/static_Normal_2.html

http://www.fontempire.com/cgi-bin/preview.pl/fonts/street.8.zip

Good luck!
JM
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arantiusCommented:
Credit cards are not web pages.

You can make an image.  You can (TRY) to embed a font into a web page.  But you cannot do this with HTML or CSS.
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neesterCommented:
I think it is possible to define a new FONT and embed it with CSS..
I dont know if IE supports this though...
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jmelikaCommented:
neester,

You can define a new font and embed it into IE, but if the client does not have the font installed, they will not see it.

JM
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dakydCommented:
Will this do the trick?  You have to use the <bdo> tag, but you can easily nest those within paragraphs, divs, etc.  Hope that helps.

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
.backwardsItal {
  font-style: italic;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<p>
  <bdo dir="rtl" class="backwardsItal">hello world</bdo>
</p>

<p>
  <bdo dir="rtl" class="backwardsItal">abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz</bdo>
</p>
</body>
</html>
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