UPDATE: It turned out to be the Ubuntu font I had applied. I went to the system font and it comes out normal. However, I personally think it would make sense to count the dash as a character and resize the text as if it were three numbers, like the high upvotes.

I guess this question should be closed as non-reproducible, if that's a reason on meta.se.

This possible dupe has the same subject, but the comments say it's been fixed. I am not using the SE app from 2013, but rather the newest version 1.0.85 and since it doesn't happen to others, I assume it's something with my screen size. I also don't see this with positive three character vote counts at all, so it's not really the same thing.

It seems like (at least) answers with a score of -10 or lower cause issues with formatting on mobile.

I took a look at this rather highly downvoted answer on Ask Ubuntu using the Android app and saw this:

screen shot of misaligned question score

It seems like there isn't enough room horizontally to display three characters with that font size, so it breaks the third one onto another line.

This issue doesn't show up in highly upvoted questions or answers, as the font size is just lowered to fit:

screen shot of highly upvoted answer, showing no formatting issues

So it looks like the hyphen isn't counted by whatever chooses the font size, causing the line break.

I'm using Cyanogenmod 13 on a Verizon Note 4 (DPI set to 520), with the Ubuntu Regular font, in case that might be relevant.

I just tested it on an iPad, and the (now) -14 shows up fine, but screen and default font size may have something to do with that:

highly-negative scored answer on iPad doesn't have issues

  • Time to update the app. You're using a VERY old version. (this was fixed almost three years ago, I tested now and it's fine, the bug has not returned) Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 9:11
  • @ShadowWizard Google Play says I'm using the newest version, so I can't exactly update. I believe that question is different because it has problems with positive upvotes too, while I do not. Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 10:53
  • check your app version it is in the About section. What you see? You might be on the beta channel which is not auto updating. Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 10:56
  • @ShadowWizard I checked to make sure I wasn't using a version of the app from a year before I got my phone, and I'm on 1.0.85. The other Q&A says this was fixed in 0.1.60. Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 10:58
  • Weird. OK, sorry for the wrong assumption. Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 11:00
  • @ShadowWizard no problem :) Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 11:01
  • As you've guessed, no repro on Nexus 5, Android 6.0.1, SE app 1.0.85 (no display modification). I really believe either one or both of resolution/font modification is the cause of this issue, and I'm afraid it's out of developer's control. Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 2:17
  • I can try without the Ubuntu font. @Portal Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 2:18
  • @Portal seems to be the Ubuntu Font's fault, but it would probably still be a good idea to count the dash as a char and resize the text. Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 2:20


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