Lightroom: Keyword suggestion problem with ampersand (&)

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In Photoshop Lightroom: The keyword suggestion list in Library module does not properly display a keyword including an ampersand (&). It is omitted and the next character is underlined.
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I assume you are on Windows? That's a classic minor Windows bug -- the "&" is used in Windows menus to underline the keyboard shortcut for the menu command.

Which version of LR and Windows? I can't replicate the problem on my LR 5.6 / Windows 8.1. This is what I see:


I wonder what's different.
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I should have specified a bit more - it is the drop-down suggestion list, see image:


With Win 8.1 + LR 5.6 (64 bit).
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I see the same thing. It's a very common Windows programming bug -- the programmer forgets to escape the "&", and Windows interprets it as the indicator of what should be the keyboard shortcut for that menu item.