The tooltip is now on-click as requested at T131893 , but there is some vertical scrolling. It still technically works, but it's weird so we probably want to get rid of it.
On https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/282715/ (branched off 1.27.0-wmf.20 with image height and on-click/white-space fix):
Firefox 44 - Vertical scroll every time. For English, the scrollbar is useless, since you can see literally all the text regardless of scroll. For French, the box would have to expand to avoid it (one line is entirely hidden). Note it's the wrong translation on this branch (but right in production due to LocalisationUpdate). But with the right translation it still doesn't fit without scrolling.
Chromium - No scroll English. Useless scroll in French with correct or incorrect translations.