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When editing a question with tags which contain accent marks (and likely other non-ASCII characters), the display is garbled, showing HTML escape sequences to the user:

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The above screen shot is taken while editing this question on my Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1 viewing the mobile web site (not the Android app). Although I initially discovered the issue trying to edit this question on the pre-private-beta ES.SO (so likely not yet visible to many people).

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    Reproduced on iPhone 6. – Patrick Hofman Nov 3 '15 at 8:45
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    Reproduced on Android 4.1, 4.4, 5.1 and 7.1. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Aug 23 '17 at 14:08
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    @fedorqui This bug isn’t just one that affects only the sites with a fully localized GUI: tags anywhere with diacritics have this problem, so on language sites like es.SE and pt.SE as well, not just es.SO and pt.SO &c. I hadn't noticed this before because I don't try to do much with the cell-phone app. Oddly, even the regular web site does has this same nasty bug in "mobile" mode, but if you switch it to "full site", then it works again. Mostly. I can’t get the tag editor to fire off, but you can just edit the post proper. – tchrist Oct 23 '18 at 1:21
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    @tchrist yes, I have been struggling with this bug in Spanish.SE for years now. I just checked and we did not report it in our Meta yet, but it is quite uncomfortable since most of the questions have a tag with a diacritic, so editing them via mobile is quite an unpleasant user experience. – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Oct 23 '18 at 7:55
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    This has been fixed! – Juan M Nov 29 '18 at 22:43
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    @JuanM Finally, a great job! Thanks for fixing this old, annoying bug! – iBug says Reinstate Monica Nov 30 '18 at 1:41
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As reported by @JuanM, and confirmed on my Pixel, this is now fixed. Thank you!

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