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Many times I wanted to post a reply in comments to some people with a names, that contain some characters, that I don't have on my keyboard. Auto-completion with @ doesn't always work, so I'm confused - how can I mention those people?

Even if write his name - how can I be sure, that the name is correct? That he will be notified?

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    I'd just copy and paste the name, but usually it autocompletes on 0 letters (I think editors are the exception to this) Dec 12 '13 at 9:38
  • You can notify only two users in a single comment
    – Bala
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:39
  • Also, it doesn't autocomplete post owners, because they are notified automatically.
    – Ral Zarek
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:40
  • @Bala I want to notify only single person per comment.
    – abyss.7
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:41
  • If the first character of their name is on your keyboard just use the autocomplete which will appear after you type @[letter here]. If you're on mobile, you might need to switch to full site mode to enable this. If the first letter itself is non-ASCII then the name should appear when just typing @. (pretty recent change) Dec 12 '13 at 9:41
  • @RichardTingle just tried - auto-complete works on first letter after symbol @. So, if the name start with something unprintable - no way to auto-complete.
    – abyss.7
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:42
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    If the first letter is "unusual" autocomplete starts at the "@"
    – Ral Zarek
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:42
  • @ShaWizDowArd no it will not appear to me when I type @
    – Bala
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:43
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    @RalZarek not accurate. It will appear when there's at least one other user who commented too. Dec 12 '13 at 9:43
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    @abyss.7 Thats really odd, I've replied to an all upsidedown letters username and it autocompleted from 0 Dec 12 '13 at 9:43
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    @Bala because all names here start with ordinary characters. Dec 12 '13 at 9:43
  • @ShaWizDowArd Didn't know about this new feature - was it ever announced somehow? - Will try next time. By the way, what characters are "ordinary"?
    – abyss.7
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:46
  • @abyss.7 alphabets are ordinary
    – Bala
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:47
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    @abyss.7 yes, here. Dec 12 '13 at 9:48
  • @Bala Do you mean "english alphabets" or what? I suggest, that any "unusual" character belongs to some alphabet.
    – abyss.7
    Dec 12 '13 at 9:54
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As of February 2013, when a user name starts with an "unusual"1 letter they will be available as autocomplete as soon as the @ is inserted

1non-ASCII letter

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