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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Welbog Jul 28 '09 at 19:16
  • Y U POSTING UNICODE – Ian Elliott Jul 28 '09 at 19:17
  • It's a bug.​​​​ – Welbog Jul 28 '09 at 19:18
  • OK!​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Welbog Jul 28 '09 at 19:21
  • The mouseover in the main page shows a lot of boxes. – mmyers Jul 28 '09 at 19:22
  • @mmyers what browser? – jjnguy Jul 28 '09 at 19:25
  • mouseover doesn't appear at all for me – Ian Elliott Jul 28 '09 at 19:26
  • @Ian, me too . – jjnguy Jul 28 '09 at 19:26
  • IE7.​​​​​​​​​​​ – mmyers Jul 28 '09 at 19:31
  • And another odd thing, when I copy the Unicode into the comment box, it doesn't show up at all. The character count updates, and backspacing changes the count but doesn't move the cursor. – mmyers Jul 28 '09 at 19:32
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    @mmyers, the character has zero width – Ian Elliott Jul 28 '09 at 19:36
  • Ah, I see. – mmyers Jul 28 '09 at 19:37
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    I could have put the zero-width character in the title, too, but then no one would be able to click it. As a test, I did use it in the title of a post on a forum I frequent. It's completely unclickable and I am completely happy with that. – Welbog Jul 28 '09 at 19:46
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    By design, eh? What's the point of enforcing a character limit when you can just fill it with nondisplaying characters? Seriously, where is the sense in that? – Welbog Aug 4 '09 at 11:53
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    Wo​​​​​​​​​​​ot – Welbog Sep 26 '09 at 11:51
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I got sick of the umpteen bajillion "bugs" opened on this, so we "fixed the bug".

Also made it Zero Width Non Joiner aware.

Enjoy.

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    ͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ – user279088 May 8 '15 at 11:14
  • Was it fixed only for posts, not comments? – ShaWiz May 29 at 22:13
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In retrospect it seems to only be U200B that is unchecked. I thought it was the whole range.

  • What character is that? – jjnguy Jul 28 '09 at 19:31
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    zero width space, rofl fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/200b/index.htm – Ian Elliott Jul 28 '09 at 19:32
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    P.S. You ruined this whole Question by actually adding content to an answer. – jjnguy Jul 28 '09 at 19:34
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    It's a bug, man. I'm here to have fun, but I'm also here to report bugs properly. – Welbog Jul 28 '09 at 19:36
  • Well, fair enough. – jjnguy Jul 28 '09 at 19:48

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