# Top-down text in LaTeX

I'm trying to write top-down text along side a float. Some thing like this

S
O
M
E
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T
E
X
T


I could find the \rotatebox and tikz draw along text routines, but they rotate the characters too.

• – David Carlisle Sep 18 '13 at 17:34
• Could you be more precise about what you mean with "alongside a float"? – egreg Sep 18 '13 at 17:37

a minimalist solution which requires separate characters with a space

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\begin{minipage}[t]{1em}
B O N J O U R
~\\
H E L L O
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.99\textwidth}
l\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\end{document}