I don't think it's possible to reverse just one character, but here is an interesting work-around. From jongware, (a frequent and helpful poster here), a script demo that you can use to make a single character font.
Download the One-Character Demo from http://www.jongware.com/binaries/indyfont_demo.zip, unpack and copy it into your User Scripts folder. Run the script once to set up a font template, draw your custom character -- the default is a bullet --, then run the script again to convert it to an OpenType font.
You would need to flip your letter R and convert it to outlines, then use the script to make it into a one-character font. You cant then set your subhead style to have bulleted (with your reverse R defined as the bullet).
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SRiegel, thanks for the mention, and I hope Sam-N-Max takes a stab at drawing a reversed R and making a One-Character Font out of it. It's not that hard, after all
Except that Sam (and Max) already may have backwards R's, under the name 'Cyrillic Ya': Я (Unicode U+042F). System fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, and Calibri contain Cyrillic characters, but also some fonts you get with InDesign, such as Minion Pro and Myriad Pro.
Thanks so much! It worked like a charm. This is my first time using the forums - how encouraging - a working answer within a couple hours!
Thanks for your help too Jongware - this particular font didn't come with that unicode character. That was my first thought as well - the document from the client came with them inserted already using Arial.