Re: LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S officially recognized

From: Alastair Houghton via Unicode <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2017 08:43:37 +0100

On 2 Jul 2017, at 16:59, Jörg Knappen via Unicode <> wrote:
> > Is it possible to design fonts that will render ẞ as SS?
> In fact, that has happened long before the capital letter sharp s was added to Unicode: The T1 encoding (aka Cork encoding) of LaTeX
> does this since 1990. The reason for this was correct hyphenation for German words rendered in all caps.

Wasn’t there also some oddity relating to hyphenation and “ss”/“SS” in general? I seem to recall that it used to be the case that you ended up with more “s”s than you started with when hyphenating a word containing “ss”…

Kind regards,


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