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[zenity] string is not displayed

I am trying to display a string in zenity:
Code:
chars="\, /, <, >, ?, |, &, $"
echo $chars
\, /, <, >, ?, |, &, $

Now when I execute:
Code:
zenity --forms --text="Chars not allowed: $chars" --add-entry="File Name"

Instead of getting Chars not allowed: \, <, >, ?, |, &, $ I am getting Forms Dialog

What do I do wrong? Also, why is the following work?
Code:
zenity --forms --text="Enter File Name" --add-entry="Chars not allowed: $chars"

# 2  
In the end, I was able to solve this issue by showing an image, if one or more not allowed chars, were inserted.


not_allowed_chars.png - Google Drive

Code:
yad --image="$MD5SUM_ICONS/not_allowed_chars.png" --title="" --text  "\nOne or more special chars detected...\n\n\t\tProcess aborted." --no-escape --no-buttons --center --fixed

# 3  
You will need to use markup language for this, and escape backslashes multiple times.
Something like this should work :
Code:
chars="\\\\ , /, &lt;, &gt;, ?, |, &amp;, $"
zenity --forms --text="Chars not allowed: $chars" --add-entry="File Name"

Hope that helps
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Peasant
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