Re: 03F3 j Greek Letter yot

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 16:56:08 CST

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    At 07:27 AM 2/16/2005, Peter Kirk wrote:
    >Indeed this was even found on the cover of the 1957 edition of "DER GRO▀E
    >DUDEN" (see image in N2888), so Duden speaks with a forked tongue on this
    >one. And Unicode is supposed to represent actual usage, whether or not it
    >is officially recognised.

    I'm sure you are aware that the split of the country also affected the
    Duden, in a way that split went deeper than a mere 'forked tongue'.

    In that context it's interesting that while Andreas' examples all seemed to
    originate from the former East Germany, Karl lives in the western part of
    the country, so his examples nicely complete the evidence that usage of
    U+00DF "▀" in all uppercase words is a widespread, if not universal practice.



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