The renderer encloses the main heading of pages inside <span dir="auto">.
this causes display problems on RTL wikis with pages whose name begins with some LTR-script character, and ends with RTL chars. such names are pretty common: for instance, in hewiki, many articles about films, albums, single or songs begin with the movie/song/album name in its original language, and then has (film) or (album) in parens, in cases of ambiguity. of course, this will not be (film) but rather (סרט), and so on and so forth.
the dir="auto" causes the name to be displayed wrong if the browser understands this attribute, e.g., open the page [[he:Californication (אלבום)]]
the page title displays correctly with IE which is too stupid to understand the dir="auto" attribute, but it displays wrong with chrome or FF (which also did not understand this attribute for a long time, but its latest version when i write this, version 21, does understand it).
we should get rid of this dir="auto" in page title. it does not do any good, and it *does* have some bad consequences.
for a long time i thought about this perversion as a chrome bug, and probably other people also thought so, which is why this very old bug was not reported until now. however, when firefox became smarter and started obeying the dir="auto" directive, it became clear that chrome was right all this time, and the bug is in mediawiki page rendering.
please remove it.