Re: Uppercase variant of U+00DF LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S ("German sharp s", "ß")

From: D. Starner (
Date: Thu Feb 17 2005 - 13:20:48 CST

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    "Otto Stolz" <> writes:
    > The whole problem is
    > a typografical one, confined to typesetting in all capitals (German:
    > “Versalien”) and small caps (“Kapitälchen”).

    And Uniocde quickly encoded LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH LONG RIGHT LEG,
    despite the fact that it's never used in words-initial position, either.
    > Let me remind everybody that Andreas Stötzner has collected evidence
    > only for his case, viz. “ß” in all-capitals context,but not for the
    > “SS” spelling. Yet, the latter exists, and — according to my perception —
    > prevails.

    According to my perception, English prevails over Cherokee even among the
    Cherokee. Does that mean we should not encode Cherokee? The question is not
    whether it's more common than its competitors, but whether it's common
    enough in an absolute sense to warrant encoding.

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