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More Uses of Unicode and Diacritics

Strikethrough, Underline, Overline, Small Caps, and Tiny Text

   All of these effects are normally done with HTML codes. However, if you’re posting a comment into a site which doesn’t allow you to use HTML tags, then you may be able to simulate those effects with combining diacritics (applying a line diacritic to each character in the first three examples), or using unicode characters to replace the letters (in the last two). When you do that, you get examples like the below which can be copied and pasted into unicode-compatible comment fields, and displayed by anyone whose browser supports these characters and diacritics:

  • S̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ diacritics from this site

  • U̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲ diacritics from this site

  • O̅v̅e̅r̅l̅i̅n̅e̅ diacritics from this site

  • Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs unicode from this site

  • ᵀᶦᶰʸ ᵀᵉˣᵗ unicode from this site
   Of course, that’s all just the beginning. There are a variety of other effects that can be accomplished by applying diacritics to characters (and they are additive): R̊i̊n̊g̊s̊, c̸r̸o̸s̸s̸h̸a̸t̸c̸h̸i̸n̸g̸, r̾i̾s̾i̾n̾g̾ s̾t̾e̾a̾m̾, s͙t͙a͙r͙s͙, and even ͢Arrows! (Although the last can only be done to the first letter/character of the word/sequence.)
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