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I was reviewing one question on SO, but the question was having a weird or say special kind of characters/lining over it. I dont understand from where it came ? although that question was removed after repeated down voting but I could take some screenshot of it. I still didn't understand from where they came from ? I checked that question in both Latest Firefox and Chrome browser but it was still there. following is the screen shot:
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Link to the question. (currently deleted -10k only) stackoverflow.com/questions/20604163/… –  Josh Crozier Dec 16 '13 at 5:51

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Those are Unicode combining characters. They can be used to add accents to letters, but if you add more than one, they'll stack. They have been used (somewhat) legitimately in the famous “parsing HTML with regex” answer.

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