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I was reading the answers to this question and one of the answers were including some strange characters/contours. Does anyone know if this is a bug or not?

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You have never seen this, have you: stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/… – balpha Mar 12 '10 at 12:52
    
Nope, until now :) – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Mar 12 '10 at 13:13
    
All I see are weird characters.. I don't see that "He comes" message – Earlz Mar 13 '10 at 19:27
    
@earlz: Get a better browser. ;) – mmyers Mar 13 '10 at 20:10
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No, it's not a bug. You can do this kind of thing with unicode. See the source of the answer (especially try to highlight some of those characters with your mouse; you'll notice that many of them are considered one character). Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combining_character.

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