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RE: key binding of `M-&' shows up in menu as (M-)

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: key binding of `M-&' shows up in menu as (M-)
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:35:33 -0700

> >> I think this is specific to w32. Yes & needs to be escaped there.
> >
> > I hope you mean that Emacs or Emacs W32 should do the escaping. These
> > binding indications are added automatically.
> I am not sure I understand you, but & is the character you put before a
> character in the menu string on w32 to mark that character as an
> accelerator in menu. (It will be shown underlined then.)
> An example: "&Help" will show "Help" in the menu with "H" underlined.
> So fixing this is a w32 specific problem.
> We discussed a little bit before adding the possibility to use
> accelerators in the menus. Perhaps this should be fixed when that is
> done to avoid splitting the code to much?

The key-binding indication, e.g. "(`C-x C-f')" or "(`M-&')", is added
automatically by Emacs. This is not text that I added as a user (e.g. using
:keys). So the problem needs to be fixed at the program level (Emacs W32 or
Emacs), not at the user level. That's all I am saying.

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