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HTML encoding strikes again (but with a twist) - Chat messages inbox notifications aren't looking good [duplicate]

I just noticed this in my inbox: Same appears in the global inbox of the network profile. This looks like this other bug that was reported and fixed over four years ago, with the difference ...
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Stack Apps Ellipse displaying as … in apps and scripts tab

In Stack Apps apps tab and scripts tab post's tool tip end, the ellipses (three dots) is not rendering properly, it displays as … (horizontal ellipse) instead of the ellipses. In active, ...
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Android App Text Encoding Bug (Unicode Symbols don't Display Properly) [duplicate]

Stack Exchange Android App Version 1.0.63 Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L7200T Android 5.0.1 Lollipop There is a pretty odd bug I noticed today with the Stack Exchange App: certain Unicode strings do not ...
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What if I don't want to work at “Rochester Institute of�”?

As I was closing terrible questions, I noticed something strange in the Careers ad: There appears to be an encoding problem. I'm not sure what is supposed to be there, but it shows � instead. More ...
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Encoding problem when fetching tags while editing CV

When editing the technologies I like on my CV profile on Careers 2.0 Stack Overflow. ( http://careers.stackoverflow.com/cv/edit/XXXX type of link), I noticed that there was some encoding problems ...
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Job description being escaped twice in SO Careers' email

I recently subscribed to a mailing list for the SO Careers and notice that the jobs' description are HTML-escaped twice. For instance this job http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/54725/python-web-...
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Strange character in downvote notification for one of my questions

I posted a question a month ago on stackoverflow.com. Today, when I logged in to SO, the notification area showed me a strange character: It looks like a downvote, but downvotes usually appear as ...
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Really weird bug on “Unanswered > my tags”, when I have no favorite tags

I wanted to look for some questions to answer, so I went to Unanswered Questions > my tags. It came up with some really weird tags, as seen in this image: support, winterbash-2013, feature-...
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HTML entities showing in deleted user's name

Take a look at the asker's username here: Case insensitive string replacement in JavaScript?
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Migration Popup Shows Links as HTML

This seems to be a new bug in SO. The migration dialog is showing HTML for the links:
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<code> tags are html-encoded on the flair page

I just noticed this on the flair page: (to change the theme, add <code>?theme=clean</code> or <code>?theme=dark</code> or <code>?theme=hotdog</code> to the end ...
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Data Explorer &amp; The Encoding Trouble

This isn't, surprisingly, another double-encoding bug - it's a not-enough-encoding bug. The Data Explorer doesn't like the question Do I really need to encode '&' as ' &amp;'?. Question title ...
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The related questions on sidebar are displaying links instead of Question titles

As specified in the title, related questions sometimes have links instead of their respective question titles. (This is the question where that screenshot was taken) This issue is identified in IE 8....
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Is this Q&amp;A in the review section a bug?

On my Review screen on StackOverflow, in the box to the right, I see the following text: ... Help your fellow members learn to use the site and raise the quality of Q&amp;A by ... Is this ...
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Several badge descriptions contain raw HTML

I was reading through some badge descriptions and noticed that Synonymizer's description needs to be updated. As it stands, there is raw HTML (an href) in the description: EDIT: after reading ...
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Winter Bash username doesn't display special HTML character

The page header shows DavRob60&#39;s Holiday Season User instead of DavRob60's Holiday Season User:
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Htmlescape'ing in flair alt text

A minor bug: the alt text of flairs is encoded twice. For example, the á in my unfortunate username is rendered as &amp;#225; You see, first the SáT is escaped as S&#225;T, then it's escaped ...
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HTML-encoded ampersands in gravatar URL in moderator flag details bar

When a post has a flag on it, moderators see this semi-transparent bar with details of the flag on it. One of the things the bar lists is "viewed by", listing all the mods who have seen the flag. Now,...
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Mobile search page controls fail due to double-encoding

The page controls (switching between pages, changing page size, etc) on the mobile site search results don't work correctly, due to what looks like double-encoding of the query string. For instance, ...
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Chinese characters becomes ? in About Me division of profile page [closed]

In my profile page, all Chinese characters of About Me becomes ?. But in the edit profile page, these Chinese characters are displayed ok. Guess the character encoding is not set properly when ...
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Ellipses in email subscriptions are improperly escaped

I'm seeing &hellip; a lot in my subscription emails (see the end): Since when is downvoting low-quality answers “abuse of the downvoting facility”? I posted a question on a fairly specific Java ...
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Encoding problem on Careers ads

There's an encoding problem on the Careers ads. This should be 'George Patterson Y&R'. HTMLEncode() where it shouldn't be? Update #1 16th April 2012 - Still happening. Here's another ...
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Quotation marks are shown as HTML entities, in the revision page

It's a minor one. In the edit history for Why isn't Meta funny anymore? the quotation marks are not escaped. In the revision page, the quotation marks are shown as HTML entities. I see this in ...
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Double Encoding on Area 51 [closed]

So yeah, on the list of merges on the Sports proposal, "Snowboard and Ski" is showing as "Snowboard &amp; Ski."
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Change font in Stack Exchange question advertisements to support a wider range of Unicode characters

I recently came across this ad on Stack Overflow referencing a question on the Spanish Language and Usage site: Note that the text should have been rendered as (emphasis mine on the quotes): What'...
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Attack of the double-encoded &hellip;, part n

The &hellip; used when truncating the question body in the title attribute of links on the front page is being double-encoded, as seen below: Additionally, the space before the &hellip; ...
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You got your double-encoded space in my tooltip [closed]

It seems that the process used to generate the title attributes for the image links on the Stack Exchange store encodes an already-encoded string, leading to situations like this: where the title ...
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Bug with social networks and some character encodings

Hi meta! I've just tried to "Share This" feature from http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/16870/le-bon-usage-du-francais-french-usage then selected Twitter. It ends up at this address : http:/...
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Bug when searching on the site, if the search keywords contains '+' character

If we include the + character when performing a search on any Stack Exchange site, all results contain lots of &hellip; characters (… encoded in HTML) It seems to be finding lots of matches, ...
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Unicode characters encoding bug on Careers

When I type in the town name (Stuttgart) then remove the mouse focus from the input box (click elsewhere), the look-up algorithm replaces the town name with what you see below. Should be easy to fix: ...
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Encoding error in Reputation tab in user profile

The following question: What's the difference between "Chain of responsibility" and "Strategy" patterns? appears in my Reputation tab as: What&#39;s the difference ...
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Fixing the Quote Character [closed]

This SO post has left and right quote marks in the title rather than the regular ASCII quotes. In the Question List view, the quotes don't display correctly. The left quote looks like an E with a ...
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Colons in link URLs, redux

So according to comments on this meta, colons in URLs are automatically encoded if they occur after string position 7. Unfortunately, this has the side effect of breaking any link which uses the ...