Re: Uppercase ß is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: John Hudson (john@tiro.ca)
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 15:57:07 CST

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    Michael wrote:

    > I bet the Duden thought "Capital ß" not "Capital special SS ligature".

    I'm sure they did, but then I think of a small*cap* A glyph even when I know it is
    representing a lowercase a character in the text string.

    But according to the same Duden, uppercase ß = SS, so a capital ß is just another way of
    writing SS. I wish it were not so, that there were an actual uppercase ß, but there isn't,
    and this proposal does not introduce one: it just creates a glyph encoding for this form,
    thereby inviting confusion and -- like the Arabic presentation forms -- needlessly
    multiplying the ways in which the same text can be encoded.

    John Hudson

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