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Is there a way to strike out text in comments? The markdown that works for posts does not appear to work in comments.

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    n̶o̶ ---------- – Pekka Jun 8 '12 at 23:53
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    w̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶y̶e̶s̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶A̶F̶A̶I̶K̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶c̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶o̶l̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ – Pekka Jun 8 '12 at 23:54
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    <strike>hmmm</strike> S̶t̶a̶c̶k̶O̶v̶e̶r̶f̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶E̶d̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶H̶e̶l̶p̶. Surprisingly, the SO editing guide doesn't say how to use strikeout in comments :( But @Pekka's tool works. – jmort253 Jun 9 '12 at 1:52
  • @Pekka - You could add that as an answer ;) The only requirement is that the entire answer must use strikeout markup. – jmort253 Jun 9 '12 at 1:55
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    For the love of g-d, why? – user102937 Jun 9 '12 at 2:20
  • And it doesn't work on at least some mobile browsers by default (Android, cell). – Dave Newton Jun 9 '12 at 3:03
  • @RobertHarvey encase I want to change something I previously stated that had been replied to. – Celeritas Jun 11 '12 at 18:04
  • @Celeritas: Deleting the comment works quite well in those cases. The only thing more useless than a useless comment is a useless, struck-out comment. – user102937 Jun 11 '12 at 18:20
  • @RobertHarvey but then it's confusing when reading a response to a message that has been delete (or modified). – Celeritas Jun 11 '12 at 18:25
  • @Celeritas Flag the responding comment as obsolete. – user102937 Jun 11 '12 at 18:26
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In short, no. As Pekka pointed out, you can use unicode struck-out letters to give the appearance of a <s> tag, but you can't use a proper strikeout. The SO Editing help that jmort253 linked in the comments explicitly enumerates all the markdown you can use:

_italic_ and **bold** text,
inline `code in backticks`,
and [basic links](http://example.com).

plus a number of shorthand links.

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    *italic* works for italic – faintsignal Jul 29 '18 at 17:53

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