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I couldn't put them in the title because they actually seem to have many bytes:

I took some screenshots:

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marked as duplicate by Bob, Kevin Panko, Arjan, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Heptite Feb 15 at 5:11

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very strange characters, they seem to have lines shooting up the screen on my computer! i.imgur.com/AJ1ghBQ.png –  barlop Feb 14 at 15:54
    
These characters prevent us from being able to edit your question. Can you post a screenshot of the characters instead? –  Ramhound Feb 14 at 16:29
    
@barlop | Not just yours ;) –  Matthew Williams Feb 14 at 16:29
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There's only about a dozen duplicates of this... gimme a minute. –  Bob Feb 14 at 16:34

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This question is a duplicate of the question @Bob linked. To expand on the accepted answer to that question, Unicode supports stacking diacritics, so what you're actually seeing are a whole bunch of characters, but part of their definition is that they get stacked on top of the previous character.

Consider the Spanish character, Ñ. It is really an N with a ~ displayed above. While many combo characters are pre-made and available in Unicode (and even ANSI), Unicode supports making the many variations that non-Latin alphabets require.

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Thank you very much @Dane, appreciate your answer. –  Rafael Feb 14 at 19:37

According to a Google search they are Thai. See here

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Yes, is the same character, but this Thai has just 1 byte per character. –  Rafael Feb 14 at 16:39

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