Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 06:10:51 CST

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    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 *

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