Here’s a screenshot from my achievements inbox:

The rep gain on the Meta question has the &ldquo; and &rdquo; 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.

• Heh, like Oded says here: Turns out that this whole "do I need to HTML encode that" thing is harder than we thought – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 14 '14 at 7:11
• I just reported an issue about apostrophes being escaped to &#39;. Not sure whether it's the same problem or a different one. – MvG Oct 14 '14 at 10:58
• @MvG yes totally the same, the text was being parsed through a method replacing characters with their HTML code. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 14 '14 at 12:33