From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 03 2008 - 17:17:10 CDT
Gerrit Sangel wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 03 Juli 2008 schrieben Sie:
>> One problem not addressed by just a new character code or just new
>> uppercase rules is that the German keyboard has '?' in the shift
>> position for the key that produces the sharp s. Unfortunately, that's
>> not a rare symbol - way more frequently used than an uppercase sharp s.
>> As a result, I fear, the inertia and/or resistance will impede a shift
>> to a keyboard layout that implements the sharp s as a regular shift-pair.
> The entire ß key does not have any space for the capital ß any more. The only
> way (which would make sense) would be AltGr+S.
> But if the keyboard producers manage to put the capital ß on the keyboard, I
> am really angry.
Whatever the need is for a capital ß, there is no need for a key for
it. It exists only for all-caps settings. Seems that the best plan
would be to make the key that renders ß give the capital form when the
caps-lock is active. That might be a problem; keyboard drivers might
not be able to treat caps-lock differently from shift. But that's what
makes the most sense. And if you're the kind of person who types in
all-caps without using caps-lock, just holding down shift by hand...
well, you can learn to make an exception if it's so important to you.
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