Re: ß vs. ſs

From: John W Kennedy (
Date: Thu Mar 11 2010 - 18:03:06 CST

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    On Mar 11, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Andrew West wrote:
    On 11 March 2010 17:58, philip chastney <> 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
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