From: Michael S. Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 01 2008 - 03:15:58 CDT
This is my opinion is that Microsoft should make them a case pair in the
next version of Windows.
Not that I expect to be heeded in this case....
Windows International Fundamentals
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode Discussion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: Capital Sharp S in the News
> At 20:02 -0700 2008-06-30, Mark Davis wrote:
>>It is *not* a matter of stability; it is a matter of correctness. The
>>correct outcome is "SS".
> That's a matter of opinion, of course.
> Since German orthographic reform has made <Maße> ['ma:s@] 'measures'
> distinct in spelling from <Masse> ['mas@] 'mass' it is easily arguable
> that abolishing this distinction in all caps as <MASSE> for both is an
> error, and that <MAßE> (with capital ß) is in fact "correct". That's a
> linguistic distinction, properly maintained in orthography with the new
> Werner Lemberg has already pointed to Strauß/Strauss as a personal-name
> distinction --
> certainly a matter of import for the identification of people...
> So I believe it is only a matter of time before "correctness" is made
> normative. (Could be a long time. Could be shorter.)
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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