ampersand causes underline

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Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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I have a statictext that contains an ampersand.  This effects the underlining of the next character and no ampersand.

The 'fix' of doubling up the ampersands simply effects two ampersands (neither underlined).

Any ideas, please?

 

Win10 : ExtendScript Toolkit : Javascript

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020
var d = new Window("dialog"); d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&& bbb"); // CS6 d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&\u202B bbb"); // СС2018 d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&\u200B bbb"); // СС2018 d.show();

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Try using two ampersands instead of one.

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Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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Quoting from my original: "The 'fix' of doubling up the ampersands simply effects two ampersands (neither underlined)."

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Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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var d = new Window("dialog");

d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&& bbb");       // CS6
d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&\u202B bbb");  // СС2018
d.add("statictext", undefined, "aaaa &&&\u200B bbb");  // СС2018

d.show();

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Adobe Replaced Flash based ScriptUI in CC 2015 with a HTML based version. There are  issues between versions scripts compatibility issues exists.

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Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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That's not material here, but thank you anyway.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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I had the same problem in CS6 where I found solution for, but later was irritated it doesn't work in CC.

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Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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Thank you for a quick and correct answer.  Rather ridiculous isn't it that to effect a single ampersand one has to enter "&&&\u200B"?

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Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

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Ha, I had the same problem in rather different context. When I produce a typeface with an ampersand in the descriptive name of stylistic sets, this will also underline the next character in the OpenType menu of the current InDesign CC. Using two ampersands helps for InDesign, but then other applications display && in the menu. I can't fix that dilemma, I hope Adobe does, soon.

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