Backticks not transferred when quoting only the code span

I’ve noticed that backticks that denote code spans are not part of the quoted text when creating a quote. This is relevant where special characters are used that are treated differently depending whether they’re used inside a code span or not.


The original text


when quoted, becomes

treating the first backslash as an escape for the following percent sign and resulting in a misquote, where the correct quote would be

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No repro, I just quoted and it looks fine to me.

You need to quote the code span only for reproducing the issue.

That’s a very … specific … scenario. I edited your topic title to make it more clear.

It happens quite often in my community, resulting in follow-up posts where users state that the “” was somehow omitted (that’s actually "\") which then results in even more confusion.

And regarding the original topic title: it also happens when quoting from code spans, meaning that you don’t need to quote the complete code span. It happens also with parts of those.

As long as you quote enough, thanks to @vinothkannans prior efforts enhancing Discourse to copy essential formatting in quotes, this is now working. :raised_hands: