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I'm using glossaries package and have one entry that has an & in between:

%\newacronym{CK}{CK}{Chidamber \& Kemerer}
\newglossaryentry{CK}{type =\acronymtype,
                      description={Chidamber \& Kemerer},
                      first={Chidamber \& Kemerer (CK)},
                      firstplural={Chidamber \& Kemerers (CKs)}}

in both variants I do get an " in front of the and char and it looks like this:

Chidamber "& Kemerer

whenever I use \glsdesc{CK}

Does someone see a workaround for this?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

From the glossaries manual:

Note: if you want to use this command and the description key contains commands, you will have to disable the sanitization of the description key and protect fragile commands.

See for further information: http://archive.cs.uu.nl/mirror/CTAN/macros/latex/contrib/glossaries/glossaries-user.pdf

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