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My username is the same as my Stack Overflow one but upside down.

When someone wants to respond to me by pressing @ then starts to type my name, will he be able to type k and get the first letter of ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd right? Or will he have to type in the upsidedown ʞ or even copy/paste my name?

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    When you type @ your name is already being suggested, because you use non-ASCII characters at the start. – Martijn Pieters Jun 5 '13 at 14:00
  • @MartijnPieters Take this as exemple. When I pressed @ nothing was suggested because you and oded responded. I had to type m to get your name suggested. – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 14:01
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    @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd <-- just needed to type the @ to see that. – Bart Jun 5 '13 at 14:01
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    So you can end up having more comments addressed to you than if you had an ASCII user name! – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Jun 5 '13 at 14:12
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    If I get a headache from standing on my head, I'm holding you responsible. – George Cummins Jun 5 '13 at 14:13
  • I wonder what happens when there are two users with funky name? @George care to change your display name so I can test? ;) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jun 5 '13 at 14:15
  • @ShaWizDowArd I call Dibs on that upcomming bug ! – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 14:16
  • @ShaWizDowArd And be saddled with gobbledegook for 30 days? There are some things I won't do, even for science. ;) – George Cummins Jun 5 '13 at 14:18
  • @George Come on! Just here on Meta... pretty please? ;) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jun 5 '13 at 14:18
  • @ShaWizDowArd I'll do it with my sockpuppet. After all... its its purpose – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 14:19
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    @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd you mean your ʇǝddndʞɔos! :D – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jun 5 '13 at 14:21
  • @ShaWizDowArd Exactly – ʇǝddndʞɔos Jun 5 '13 at 14:23
  • @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd horray! :P – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jun 5 '13 at 14:25
  • @ShaWizDowArd Clever solution ! – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 14:25
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    I tested it with my screen turned upside down and it also works. – Daniel Daranas Jun 5 '13 at 14:42
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After a recent change, the autocomplete feature suggests your name immediately when typing just the @ at symbol:

auto-complete phunky names

because your name starts with a non-ASCII character.

If I then add charaters, other auto-completes are suggested instead:

auto-complete Oded

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  • Ooh that's a nice feature. Thanks :) – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 14:03
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    Took the liberty to link to the relevant feature request hope you don't mind. :) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jun 5 '13 at 14:05
  • @ShaWizDowArd: Nope, thanks! – Martijn Pieters Jun 5 '13 at 14:06
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    @ShaWizDowArd argh, I was just about to mention that answer! Four minutes of my life, wasted to MSO searching! – Pops Jun 5 '13 at 14:07

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