Here’s a screenshot from my achievements inbox:

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The rep gain on the Meta question has the “ and ” rendered correctly, but I see plain HTML entities on the badge notification.

I found a couple of similar questions about rendering in badges being different to rep changes, but I couldn’t find one that specifically mentioned special characters.

I can see the problem in Safari 8.0 (10600.1.25) and Chrome 38.0.2125.101, both on OS X 10.10 (14A388a), but the quotes are displayed correctly in the latest public version of the iOS app.

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    Heh, like Oded says here: Turns out that this whole "do I need to HTML encode that" thing is harder than we thought Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 7:11
  • I just reported an issue about apostrophes being escaped to '. Not sure whether it's the same problem or a different one.
    – MvG
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 10:58
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    @MvG yes totally the same, the text was being parsed through a method replacing characters with their HTML code. Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 12:33

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It was totally not my fault but I've fixed'em.

I am deploying a fix as I'm writing this.


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