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

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 01:36:13 CDT

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    Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu dot org> wrote:

    > 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)?

    For reasons that will be clear to all older Europeans, I wouldn't
    recommend getting too attached to the idea of an "SS" ligature. See if this is
    still not obvious.

    Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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