# How do I enter strikethrough text in a web form

Is it possible to submit some text in web form where some of the text is in strikethough?

Is there some Alt key combination that I can use?

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could you give us some background as to why you want to, this might help us answer. thanks –  alex Oct 14 '09 at 19:48

Strikethrough is like a font. It's an attribute of the text, not text itself. Since forms are submitted in plain text, you can't have any formatting submitted with it.

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Richard: From this very page, the above strike-through effect was achieved by the following html code : "<strike>strikethough?</strike>". Evidently, you can't enter anything like that in the form. –  harrymc Oct 14 '09 at 19:50

Unless it supports HTML, no, as far as I know.

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Probably not, but it depends on the web form. Most web forms accept just plain text.

You see strikethrough on web pages (like in your question) as a bit of HTML formatting. If the web form supports HTML it might support strikethrough. Try using the <strike> tag around your text.

There is also a combining diacritic defined for overlaying strikethrough on Unicode characters, but that's even more esoteric than HTML support in a web form.

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hmm...lets try the diacritic. how's this look: ̶s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶ –  davr Oct 14 '09 at 20:58
That's pretty cool, comes out on my screen OK. I got it just by copy & pasting the character from the wikipedia unicode page inbetween each letter. If your web form supports unicode, like superuser seems to, then it should work. –  davr Oct 14 '09 at 20:59
Here's another test: u̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲ –  davr Oct 14 '09 at 21:01

Actually, you can enter strikethrough text into a web-form using unicode characters, which is pretty universal these days. To generate the text, you could use one of these tools and then copy/paste the output.