From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 13:36:10 EDT
On 29/07/2003 09:21, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 08:47 -0700 2003-07-29, Peter Kirk wrote:
>> Another example might be German ß (U+00DF). Many people don't use it,
>> indeed I think it has been officially abolished, but many others do
>> use it.
> Peter, there isn't a shred of truth in what you are saying.
See http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa092898.htm. This confirms
that Swiss Germans, surely "Many people", don't use it, but /Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung /and implicitly "most citizens of the German-speaking
countries" do still use it. The only shred of untruth is that what I
said I think is true is in fact an exaggeration, the abolition is only
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
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