From: John W Kennedy (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 11 2010 - 18:03:06 CST
On Mar 11, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Andrew West wrote:
On 11 March 2010 17:58, philip chastney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> as far as English goes, I normally expect to see (e.g) "princess"
>> in certain contexts, I would not be surprised to see "princeſs"
>> I would never, in my wildest nightmares, expect to see "princeß"
> I can't imagine why not -- it is common enough in italic text in 16th
> and 17th century English printed books, e.g.
Those are clearly ſs ligatures. I see little good in making English confused between ſs and ſz just because German is.
-- John W Kennedy "Give up vows and dogmas, and fixed things, and you may grow like That. ...you may come to think a blow bad, because it hurts, and not because it humiliates. You may come to think murder wrong, because it is violent, and not because it is unjust." -- G. K. Chesterton. "The Ball and the Cross"
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