This isn't a serious problem but in Stack Exchange flair tooltips, there is some problem with rendering Turkish characters; they are being double escaped when converted to HTML entities. The following characters have that issue -

ç, ğ, ı, ö, ş, ü.

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As far as I can tell, combined flair tooltip looks broken because img title attribute uses & instead of ampersand that works fine in ordinary flair.

Bug was easy to see at your flair page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/447156/soner-gonul/flair (as reproduced at screen shot below; note it has been recently fixed).

When hovering over your combined flair tooltip shows ö instead of ö (see screen shot below, tested with Firefox and IE). This page also shows how to do it right - ordinary flair tooltip, with plain ampersands in title looks OK.

  • snippet of combined flair code:
    title="profile for Soner Gönül on Stack Exchange..."

  • for the reference - snippet of ordinary flair code:
    title="profile for Soner Gönül at Stack Overflow..."

Note that alt attribute in combined flair code appears to have the same issue.


A workaround for this bug is to manually replace & when copying combined flair code.

  • If corrected that way, tooltip looks OK:
    profile for Soner Gönül on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

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