So there's this YouTuber with the username of literally nothing. However, when I try to set my username to " " (just a space), Google doesn't like that. When I just don't put a username, Google doesn't like it either. If it's not possible, then how does that person do it?

Note: when I inspected their username (using ctrl + shift + c), I found that it said ‌. I have no idea what that means though.

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    ZWNJ is a special character similar to a space but not actually a space: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_non-joiner
    – Mokubai
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 22:17
  • a simple Google search for "zwnj" should give the answer immediately
    – phuclv
    Commented Jun 5, 2021 at 1:40
  • Yes but my point is how to set the name to nothing?
    – oofman
    Commented Jun 5, 2021 at 21:15
  • of course you can't set it to a space because a space and a ZWNJ space is completely different. You need to type the ZWNJ by either copying or by typing the correct Unicode code point with Alt code or something similar
    – phuclv
    Commented Jun 6, 2021 at 2:17
  • Then how have they done it?
    – oofman
    Commented Jun 6, 2021 at 2:52

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‌ is an HTML script that means a special character. That character is Unicode 200C, which is named "Zero width non-joiner". He must have an old youtube channel because I can't seem to figure out how that is possible now.


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