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I saw this

strange character online. I also noted that:

  1. It needs 26 backspaces to delete but behaves like one character when selecting.
  2. It is drawn vertically covering many rows above.
    Strange looking character
    What is this character and why is it behaving like this ?
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Its stacked diacritics as seen here stacked one on top of another., and in the infamous zalgo text, in this case stacked accents used in many non english latin based languages.

Specifically, it seems to be a tilde, used as a accent

Credit where credit is due, it uses the same techniques used for the faces in this question

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In other words, Unicode subscripts, superscripts and diacritics can be abused to produce unreadable and overflowing text. – iglvzx Jun 3 '12 at 6:34
yup, or to render more complex scripts simply ;p – Journeyman Geek Jun 3 '12 at 6:37
Thanks for the answer and interesting links. – Serious Jun 3 '12 at 7:13
He overflowed the system StackOverflow flows on! – Canadian Luke Nov 20 '13 at 23:04

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