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bug#12067: 24.1; improper menu formatting with multiple \t chars


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: bug#12067: 24.1; improper menu formatting with multiple \t chars
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:19:54 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > It turns out that using only a single \t does the right 
>> > thing in terms of alignment in this case.  But shouldn't
>> > multiple \t's let you tab (indent) further, as they do
>> > in text buffers, doc strings, etc.?  And
>> > presumably \t\t should not draw a rectangle, in any case.
>> 
>> No. A menu is not a buffer.
>
> No one said it is.

You seem to be requesting it to act like one above.

In Windows menus, a tab character is a not valid printing character,
hence is drawn as a rectangle.  An exception is that if one, and only
one, tab character appears in a menu string, it is used as a separator
to separate the menu text (left aligned in most locales) from the key
shortcut (right aligned in those locales).

YMMV with menus on other platforms however.






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