I want to make a comment for this answer but because one user has a Chinese character as its user name, I failed to refer it in the comment. Shortly speaking, how to trigger the auto-completion (aka IntelliSense in Visual Studio) for a non-latin user name?

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On a qwerty keyboard, you need to copy at least the first character from the name and paste it after @ in order to initiate the auto-completion:

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If selection from the available comments is difficult (due to hyperlinks), click on the user name and select from the user profile.

  • It is a bit cumbersome. :-) Sep 26, 2012 at 5:40
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    @ガベージコレクタ -- of course, one could say that when trying to comment to you! (but it's a terrific question, and i'm sure i'll get a lot of use from the answer.) and i've discovered that if one starts copying from the right-hand side rather than the starf of the name, it's more likely to work; also true for urls. Sep 26, 2012 at 12:54
  • @barbarabeeton: i see. thank you. Sep 26, 2012 at 13:39
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    @ガベージコレクタ: What the ... this is you, garbage collector/higgs bosom/moderator/underground? Well, makes sense I guess ... :). Btw, you aren't by chance in any way related to our now unfortunately inactive member xport?
    – doncherry
    Sep 26, 2012 at 17:46
  • @doncherry: Only god knows. :-) Sep 26, 2012 at 17:49
  • @ガベージコレクタ I knew there was something going on ... :)
    – doncherry
    Sep 26, 2012 at 17:51
  • @doncherry: I changed to the current name because in the past we could not use non-latin characters for display name. I tried it many times long long time ago. The chinese (in question) above inspired me to change to the current name and I believed that this is a new feature from SE. Sep 26, 2012 at 17:57

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