From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 06:10:51 CST
At 11:56 +0200 2007-05-05, Frank Ellermann wrote:
>It's not really "uppercase", there are no words beginning
>with eszett, and there are no mixed case uses of eszett.
>It's "title case".
The sharp s is sometimes used in "phonetic" transcription to show an
initial [s] since initial <z> is [z] in German.
>It's historically not related to Latn SS, but to Latf SZ,
>as the name says. I've seen the SZ in "GROSZER" contexts,
>e.g. on a globe as "GROSZER UND STILLER OZEAN" (a mouthful
>for 'pacific' in German language).
Calling it SHARP S therefore is better than ESZETT in the context of the UCS.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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