Re: Uppercase variant of U+00DF LATIN SMA LL LETTER SHARP S ("German s harp s", "▀" )

From: Werner LEMBERG (wl@gnu.org)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2005 - 22:55:34 CST

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    > "▀" occurs in "Stra▀e" (street) and therefore is a very common part
    > of postal addresses. This fact gives opportunity to show how the
    > uppercasing of "▀" is really handled by official bodies: E.g. in my
    > car papers from 2004, issued by a communal authority, my street is
    > printed "KANZLEISTRA▀E".

    Yes, this is the only exception to preserve all information. Assume a
    person is called Gustav Dre▀en. In the passport, to show that the
    family name is `Dre▀en', it is capitalized, and due to the `▀ <-> SS'
    mapping problem it is converted to `DRE▀EN'. BTW, this isn't a
    constructed example.

        Werner



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