Recently I have observed that my name (Przemysław Scherwentke) has in some automatic signatures the last "e" eaten. See, for example, Tkz-berge graphs, equal arrows with unequal subfigures?

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This didn't happen, say, half a year ago. What causes this unexpected behaviour and how can I obtain my full name back?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this can no longer be reproduced. Flair names now wrap rather than being hidden.
    – Werner Mod
    Jan 13, 2016 at 18:42

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There is a limited amount of real estate at the bottom of a post since it's width is fixed. The site might be responsive to resizing horizontally, but the "information width" does not change. To this end, the flair box width is also fixed. A similar problem is experienced when you have a large number of badges (see the Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly).

Understandably Stack Exchange enforces some limit in terms of what can be displayed, but allows users the freedom to enter whatever they want for a name in their user/network profile. As such, some names are visually truncated, while others are not. Here's another example on Meta.SE:

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  • I understand that there is a limit. However I am sure that some time ago one additional character in my name appeared. What have happened? A world crisis? Aug 25, 2015 at 23:17
  • @PrzemysławScherwentke: You might remember that there was an entire design change on all the graduated sites. I'm thinking the updated CSSs may have something to do with this. It's been around for a couple of months (since April 2015).
    – Werner Mod
    Aug 25, 2015 at 23:20
  • Yes, I remember. That also spoiled a well working version. So there is no chance to retrieve the previous functionality? I am afraid what will be spoiled in future... Tex.sx will excise my kidney during my sleep? >:-O Aug 26, 2015 at 19:11
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    It was also fonts that got changed, a lot of spacing was affected by this.
    – yo'
    Aug 27, 2015 at 17:46

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