If you click the
share link underneath a question (on the main site, but not here), you'll then see a
cite link, which will provide a snippet of BIBTEX (or AMSRefs) that one might use in a bibliography file when citing a MathOverflow question from a paper.
In this BIBTEX, characters should not be HTML encoded.
(Because LaTeX won't unencode them.)
pandocdoes a generally excellent job of preparing snippets of 'plain text' for LaTeX). However I thought it would be better to do no encoding, rather than the wrong encoding, so decided to make a very simple feature request for now. $\endgroup$
Françoisis a completely incorrect encoding. I think using utf8 encoding is the best solution and we should have a meta post suggesting to use BibLaTeX instead of BibTeX. $\endgroup$