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Sorry for the long title, but I think it aptly describes the problem.

For an example, on this answer on the PPCG meta, I commented the text:

I made a bunch of edits, feel free to roll back any changes you dislike. For the case of 100,000, should you return .1M, 0.1M, or 100K?

All the numbers are delimited by backticks because I wanted to format them with sans-serif font. This is more commonly done for code in comments.

When I go to edit the comment, I get this text:

I made a bunch of edits, feel free to roll back any changes you dislike. For the case of 100,000100,000100,000, should you return .1M.1M.1M, 0.1M0.1M0.1M, or 100K100K100K?

Even if I resubmit the comment without making any additional edits myself, this new version is what appears in the comment.

I apologize if this is a dupe, but I've searched through as many other questions about editing comments with inline code that I could find and haven't found a report of this particular bug.

Update: I wrote the following comment on this post:

I am on desktop, running Chrome on Linux. Is it possible this is only happening on PPCG? I wonder if I can reproduce it here

When I edited it, I got:

I am on desktop, running Chrome on Linux. Is it possible this is only happening on PPCG? I wonder ifIcanre∏uceithereifIcanre∏uceithereif I can reproduce it here

Update 2: This doesn't seem to occur in Firefox on Linux, and other users aren't able to replicate the problem, so it might be some sort of script running in my Chrome browser.

Update 3: I have managed to solve the issue for myself. If the question no longer belongs on here due to the solution, I am happy to delete it.

  • Are on mobile or desktop? I can't reproduce it on the desktop version – Anthony Pham Jul 16 '17 at 0:35
  • I am on desktop, running Chrome on Linux. It doesn't seem to be a PPCG-specific issue as it is happening here as well – musicman523 Jul 16 '17 at 1:13
  • I have Windows 10 and Chrome. Are you running any scripts that can affect text? If so, turn them off then test – Anthony Pham Jul 16 '17 at 1:41
  • This doesn't appear to happen in Firefox on Linux, so it might be a script or plugin in my Chrome browser – musicman523 Jul 16 '17 at 5:53
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This problem was solved for me by disabling the MathJax for Chrome plugin I had installed. It didn't even work for me, I guess I should have read the reviews...

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