Re: Uppercase ß is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 20:37:48 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    > But then I think that most of the lower-case Latin letters in the
    > standard which are missing upper-case pairs should be given their upper
    > case pairs.

    And I'm inclined to agree with you on that. But to encode them in such a way that they do
    not actually behave as uppercase forms of those lowercase letters seems a less good idea.
    I'm looking at the uppercase eszett proposal in terms of whether there is a way to have
    this cake and eat it too: whether there is a way to make a plain text distinction between
    SS and [ß] that remains compatible with existing implementations and ensures a readable
    uppercase display of ß without the need for every font in the world to be updated to
    support the new character. [I suppose I shouldn't be arguing so hard: we made some good
    money updating fonts to include the euro symbol.]

    John Hudson

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