Re: German »ß«

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:08:55 -0800

On 2/16/2013 11:19 PM, Julian Bradfield wrote:
> On 2013-02-17, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
>> True lowercase letters are causing problems on road sign indicators on
>> roads with high speed : they are hard to read and if the driver has to
>> look at them for one more second, he does not look at the road.
> AS I SAID, empirical evaluation by those who had good cause to care
> about the issue indicates the opposite, that people take longer to
> read all caps (as is also the case in normal text).
> This evaluation was done specifically for high speed roads. It
> included live testing on one motorway.
Would not be the first time that Mr. Verdy's statements are in an
interesting relation to empirically determined results.


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