On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@gmail.com> wrote:

To clarify, If you open "Edit > Preferences > Keyboard", are you able
to set a key binding as "Ctrl + +" so that it is displayed as "Ctrl +
[Update] I've just tried this myself on Windows XP and I see what you
mean. No that does not happen on Linux.
On Linux, if I set a key binding to Ctrl+= then it shows as Ctrl+= not
as Ctrl++.

I think the patch should still work, but obviously it will need
testing on all platforms.

Do we want to make the options OS specific so as to avoid unnecessary
duplicate key bindings on those platforms that do not support
different bindings for + and =, or do we want the options to be
consistent across platforms even though "=" is not available on
English Windows keyboards?

I think that it's working as desired on Windows, and that there's probably a bug in the wxWidgets code on linux which means it has different behaviour there.
I don't think that the duplicate key binding should appear for windows users, as they are superfluous  and confusing.

In addition, I think that the patch needs to be checked on both us/uk keyboards  and non us/uk keyboards on all platforms.