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I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done?

I saw it here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags/

Here's an example: h͚͔͕͍̣̙̞̃ͯt̖̗͎̩̳̻̆͑̈͐̉̐̚t͔͈̠̙̦̱͌̌͛́ͅͅp̱̞̓ͩͅ:̮̜̹̜͔̼͍ͪ̍̓ͨ͊̍ͥ/̖̮̘̰͕̯͈̱̺̓̎ͮ͐̈́/̿̍̓̑͌̔‌​̭̥̙͓̱̤͙͙ḳ̺̬̭̗͌̔ͩ͊̔̚ͅn̳͉̪̰̿ͦ̆̆o̥͎̮̠͌͋w͇̬̫̗͈̰̯̎ͤ̈́̈́ͮ͐́y͔̗͎̖̲̜͖̟̽͊ͪ͒̆̈ͪ̚ŏ̥͚̦̰͚͂̀̐ͧ̂‌​̞ù̠̩͖͓̦̆ͥ͂ͯr̜̣̝̘̬̖̲̓͛̓ͤ͛͗m͇̞̹̻̣̼͔̐̈e̖̻̲̺̩̟̙̮͑ͫ̋̇m͇̘̜̼̊ͤ̑̂e̲͉̦͉͉̓̉ͦ͂̋.̪̮ͯ͊ͪ̍̇͑͋͊̚‌​͓̺c͉͎͚͚̳̙̘̱ͤ͊͗͒͗̀ǒ̭͕̼́̈́ͅm̠͓̜͒̉/̹̳͎̯̥̪̮͗͛m̖͓̫͓͉͉̙̹̀̾͐ͧͪ̽ͥͥě̤̜͈̽̋̽ͮ̓̏̂m̻͆̊̅̎͂͆ͣ̍̾‌​͇̖̮͇̖̘̱͙e͙͍̻͕̤̾ͩ̄ͮ̈ͮͅs̘̺͕̳͂͑͒͆͐/͈͚̪̮ͨ͊ͨͯ̈́ͩ͌̚z̞͖̬͇̅ͨ̋̊ͬͩ̏ä̟͕͇͇̹̹ͤ̂̈́̂̌̒̆l̹͓̬̮̰͊̑̌̾‌​g̘̘̟͇ͣ̍̿̊̆͑̑ͅo̯̺͉͖̭ͥ̃ͣ̊̐̽ It can overlap text above and below it.

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Here's another example. I wonder if an online generator exists that will add random diacritic marks (as mentioned below) to text we specify? –  Karan Jan 9 '13 at 1:51

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It uses combining diacritic marks. There are several ways to insert them.


The ways to insert characters vary by platform, software, keyboard, etc., so an answer that covered just the dozen or so most common ways would have the length of a small book. If I ever wanted to do things like this, I would probably use my own keyboard layout where common combining diacritic marks can be entered directly on the keyboard.

Or maybe I would use MS Word mathematical mode, since I just learned that in it, you can enter e.g. a combining acute with \acute et

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… so, what are these "several ways"? –  slhck Apr 21 '12 at 7:48
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Yea that doesn't really answer my question... –  Jack Apr 22 '12 at 6:28
    
The ways to insert characters vary by platform, software, keyboard, etc., so an answer that covered just the dozen or so most common ways would have the length of a small book. If I ever wanted to do things like this, I would probably use my own keyboard layout where common combining diacritic marks can be entered directly on the keyboard. Or maybe I would use MS Word mathematical mode, since I just learned that in it, you can enter e.g. a combining acute with \acute etc. –  Jukka K. Korpela Apr 22 '12 at 8:26

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