# Find the hidden message!

I ﻿po﻿s﻿ed ﻿a ﻿s﻿imila﻿r ﻿c﻿h﻿a﻿lle﻿nge﻿ t﻿o﻿ some﻿one and﻿ ﻿i﻿t﻿ ap﻿pe﻿a﻿re﻿d﻿ ﻿t﻿o ﻿b﻿e﻿ s﻿uf﻿fic﻿iently ﻿h﻿ard﻿ ﻿tha﻿t﻿ I﻿'﻿l﻿l﻿ p﻿o﻿s﻿t ﻿it﻿ h﻿e﻿re﻿.﻿ ﻿Soo﻿o﻿...﻿ Find﻿ the hi﻿d﻿de﻿n m﻿es﻿s﻿a﻿ge﻿! It'﻿s rig﻿ht here!

• Hm, sadly the page broke my little extra message in the title. Doesn't matter, the main puzzle is in the text body and still works. – Fabian Röling Aug 22 '18 at 16:03
• So then, Is my answer going in the right direction? – Joe-You-Know Aug 23 '18 at 15:38
• @Joe-You-Know Yes. – Fabian Röling Aug 23 '18 at 23:07
• TO EVERYONE WANTING TO EDIT THIS PUZZLE: The site has a bug which means that it cannot be edited without removing the essential part of the puzzle. Please do not edit it! I know that the tag isn't ideal, but I can't do anything about it. – Fabian Röling Jan 26 at 20:29
• @FabianRöling Would using an appropriate HTML entity (&#65279; or &zwnj; for a similar character) instead of the literal character be an acceptable compromise? I understand it may essentially reveal a secret to anybody editing, but the secret is shared knowledge at this point anyhow. – Will Jan 27 at 6:34

So I noticed

After some letters (it seems to be random) is the character &#65279 which is Unicode Character 'ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE' (U+FEFF)

Here is what it actually is

I 😊 po😊s😊ed 😊a 😊s😊imila😊r 😊c😊h😊a😊lle😊nge😊 t😊o😊 some😊one and😊 😊i😊t😊 ap😊pe😊a😊re😊d😊 😊t😊o 😊b😊e😊 s😊uf😊fic😊iently 😊h😊ard😊 😊tha😊t😊 I😊'😊l😊l😊 p😊o😊s😊t 😊it😊 h😊e😊re😊.😊 😊Soo😊o😊...😊 Find😊 the hi😊d😊de😊n m😊es😊s😊s😊a😊ge😊! It's😊s rig😊ht here!

This is where,

😊 = &#65279

• How did you notice the unicode character? I just see plain text except for the second spoiler tag you put – R.D Aug 24 '18 at 4:17
• @R.D I'm I web designer currently. Using the inspect element is second nature to me now. Especially if I suspect that their could be hidden code. – Joe-You-Know Aug 24 '18 at 5:05
• @Joe-You-Know sweet. Can i talk to you in private? I have a few questions to ask that are not related to this puzzle at all. – R.D Aug 24 '18 at 5:07
• @R.D I don't think there's a private chat on PSE. It's also really late here. – Joe-You-Know Aug 24 '18 at 5:16
• @R.D It can also be found by copying the whole thing into Notepad++. Not only does it show little dots above the characters where I put the special character behind, but when you go through it with the cursor, it also does an extra zero width step there. And as an extra advantage, you can search for it to find all easily. – Fabian Röling Aug 24 '18 at 8:17