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The Stack Exchange logo displayed in the top left is written as Stack Excharge. Why? Is it done purposefully or a bug?

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    I don't see what you're referring to - every place I've seen the SE logo, it's been spelled correctly. Apr 10 '18 at 11:41
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    I think you'd be better off showing a screenshot of what you're seeing because it looks exactly like "StackExchange" to me... even zoomed out with my not-so-good eyesight
    – Cai
    Apr 10 '18 at 11:44
  • Sorry about that, edited my question. Apr 10 '18 at 11:48
  • And where exactly do you see that? Please point us to the exact location. Apr 10 '18 at 11:48
  • In the Nav bar. Apr 10 '18 at 11:49
  • Where exactly...? Apr 10 '18 at 11:51
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    Ok, well.... that's not what I expected... The logo is an inline SVG so no idea how that would happen
    – Cai
    Apr 10 '18 at 11:55
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    What OS, browser version is that? If you try another browser, does that have the same effect? And if you use a different device? Are you zoomed in / out by any chance?
    – rene
    Apr 10 '18 at 11:58
  • Ubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 40.0.3. Checked in Google chrome, displays fine. Apr 10 '18 at 11:59
  • FF 40 is ... really, really, really old ...
    – rene
    Apr 10 '18 at 12:00
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    SE supports in general the current release and the previous release. If that bug doesn't repro in recent versions this will be no fix.
    – rene
    Apr 10 '18 at 12:03
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    I don't understand why this is closed as can no longer be reproduced. Has any of the close voters installed FF40, awaited a new build from SE and re-verified? I don't buy that. Nothing has changed, the bug is still there for the OP. It sure needs a status-declined or status-nofix, but the close reason is rubbish, re-open vote casted.
    – rene
    Apr 10 '18 at 17:33
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    FF40 is not safe to use on the public internet. No really old browsers are, they all have known exploitable security bugs. If you want to use FF40 make sure you only use it on an intranet. Apr 10 '18 at 20:37
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    @rene I voted to close as no repro. It's not reproducible with any supported browser. Otherwise we could post a million issues with SE on whatever old platform we like. (Netscape ftw)
    – Rory Alsop
    Apr 10 '18 at 22:20
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    @Rory well, ideal usage of that close reason is when a feature or bug "becomes void" due to change in SE, e.g. all open requests/bug reports about accept rate or the old profile design. Using this reason for things like browser versions feels indeed bit wrong to me. (Voted anyway, but will probably not do it again) Apr 10 '18 at 23:05

There was a bug in old Firefox versions which caused certain parts of SVG to not show.

It's illustrated here pretty well.

Most likely that's the source of what you saw. Just use a modern updated browser.

  • That bug is about thin lines not displaying though and that’s not what’s happening here
    – Cai
    Apr 10 '18 at 13:32
  • @Cai why not? The logo is SVG, they build the letters with blocks of text, the "n" letter is also built with some markup. Old FF fail to render this markup correctly for some reason. Apr 10 '18 at 13:41
  • that bug is specifically about thin lines; the bit that is missing isn’t a thin line but a filled area. I’m not saying it isn’t a bug, it’s just not that bug
    – Cai
    Apr 10 '18 at 13:53
  • As Robert Longson is both active here and on the SVG subsystem for FF I'm sure he'll confirm.
    – rene
    Apr 10 '18 at 15:31
  • @Cai it's too similar to be just a coinicedence, if not this specific bug then surely a related, maybe older, bug. Apr 10 '18 at 18:31
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    If anyone was bothered they could investigate using mozregression. That could well be the right bug though. Apr 10 '18 at 20:35
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    Yes ! On zooming in twice, it displays 'StackExchange'. On zooming further, its back to 'StackExharge'. Perhaps the same issue. Thank you everyone for chipping in your thoughts. Apr 11 '18 at 5:10

I expect this bug will not be looked into further, as the logo displays correctly on all supported browsers, and you've indicated you're using an unsupported browser.

Please see Which browsers are officially supported, and what else do I need? for information on which browsers are supported on these sites, and consider switching to a supported browser if you are finding issues that prevent normal site usage.

If you find this bug in a supported browser please create a new question and provide the browser version and screenshots demonstrating the bug.

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