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Hi Niklas,

This has often been debated but I don't think anything ever happened. The main issue with any such tool is that unless it links to the unique UI string, it's not much help because most of the time there are like 50 incidences of &Edit and to make matters worse, we have _Edit and &Edit type hotkeys and worse still, if I search for Edit and the string is E&dit, it won't get found.

The summary of previous discussions is that if a locale does not assign hotkeys, the system does it automatically - which no one tells you when you start out, and while I'd prefer that for our locale, I don't have the resources to strip all existing hotkeys. Other than that, there are the usual problems of not knowing the scope (i.e. what other UI strings are sharing the menu with said string) and restricted letter sets (Gaelic has 18 letters, fewer if you ignore letters with descenders...)

Ideally I think we'd need a tool which during localization flags "Duplicated hotkey in menu scope" + list of strings in scope. And/or a tool that allows locales which do not want to assign hotkeys manually to strip them all from the existing files so the system can automatically deal with the issue.


Sgrìobh Niklas Johansson na leanas 24/09/2015 aig 10:01:
After thinking a bit about it I instead decided to write a small tool in
basic that uses the accessibility interfaces to traverse the menus and
print a report in Writer. This makes it possible to run from Linux, Windows
and even on Mac. You'll find some more information on how to use the tool
in the document below (also containing the relevant macros).

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