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Accelhints is a library for inserting keyboard Alt-key accelerators (i.e., '&'s) in a slice of items (e.g., menu items or dialog labels).
There is also an executable:
accelhints infile.txt > outfile.txt.
There is also a Python 3 combined library and executable,
py subdirectory which uses the same algorithm but nonetheless produces
slightly different and slightly better results. (Diff
tests/expected-py.txt to see the
Here the user has predefined one accelerator (Cu&t) in the input:
Undo Redo Copy Cu&t Paste Find Find Again
Here is accelhints' output:
&Undo &Redo &Copy Cu&t &Paste &Find Find &Again
Without help from the user the output would be:
&Undo &Redo C&opy &Cut &Paste &Find Find &Again
This is why it is probably best to use the tool on the command line with a text file of all the menus and dialog labels. But at a pinch the library can be used to dynamically create acceptable if not perfect keyboard accelerators.