From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 03:02:50 CST
Asmus Freytag had written:
> In Germany the letters with umlaut may not be taught as separate
> letters, ditto for the sharp-s.
I had written:
> Of course, the students are taught all the letters of the respective
> writing systems; however, the list of graphemes is not recited, but
> rather presented on sample copy.
is a scan of a typical sample for beginners (with a special ruling for
the 1st year). The headline reads "Lateinische Ausgangsschrift"
(= Latin initial hand). Note the "ß" after "s", and the Umlauts
after z, and Z, respectively. (In real life, I have never seen the
alternate form of the "ß" given in this sample.)
As I said before, these samples for beginners make a much better
starting point for CLDR's exemplar characters than the alphabet
(wich is more a collation sequence than a list of characters
used). I reckon, this observation holds for other languages,
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