From: Werner LEMBERG (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 01:04:27 CDT
> > See http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/sharp-s.png
> > where I have given an F, J, U, ß, long-s, and two capital sharp
> > esses.
Sorry to say but I dislike both of them.
> I spent some time today drawing uppercase eszetts, and found it a
> pretty gruesome business.
I believe you. My thinking is that an uppercase form of ß should
always look similar to `SS' -- as TeX shows, which has introduced an
`SS' glyph about 20 years ago to make uppercasing give correct visual
results. To make an `SS' glyph distinguishable from `S' `S', as
needed in official documents like passports, why not adding a small
`ligature connection' similar to the bow in the `ct' ligature glyphs
formerly used in French typography (see attached image)?
I think that having a glyph for uppercase `ß' is a very good idea.
Whether having a separate code point for that is something I don't
dare to decide.
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