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I saw a comment formatted like this:

@S.Mark: ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶s ̶g̶r̶e̶a̶t ;-)

What is the tag to make this middle line on a word?

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you mean the strike ? – Aristos Feb 8 '13 at 16:53
@Aristos Yes, . – SIFE Feb 8 '13 at 17:28

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When posting a question or answer there is <strike>That's great</strike>

Which will result in: That's great

But that will not work in a comment. So if this was actually stated within a comment, this is some Unicode trickery. A combining long stroke overlay perhaps.

Edit: Hello world, my name is idiot. The answer is of course found within your question. Look at the source of it:

> @S.Mark: ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶s ̶g̶r̶e̶a̶t ;-)  

So Unicode trickery indeed....sigh.

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Or <s>text</s> for short. – Servy Feb 8 '13 at 17:09
Note that this won't work for comments, only answers. It appears the person is using different characters that have the strikethrough in them rather than HTML markup. – Servy Feb 8 '13 at 17:11
@Servy Yeah, I was just finding that out as well. I think it's a combining long stroke overlay then, or some unicode trickery like that. – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 17:11
It looks kinda crappy as a comment; the strike lines don't quite line up, unlike when posted in a post. – Servy Feb 8 '13 at 17:17
@Servy Yeah, I noticed that. Not entirely sure what might be the cause there. :S Still can't get over the fact that the answer was within the question though.... :) – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 17:18
Yeah, my first instinct was to look in the source of the question, making it clear, but I didn't know how one might go about the unicode trickery to actually post it, so I didn't want to answer. – Servy Feb 8 '13 at 17:19
<del> is the more semantic tag (not that anyone cares) – Ben Brocka Feb 8 '13 at 17:31
@BenBrocka I'm starting to realize I have to stay out of anything related to HTML ;) – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 17:35

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