Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 02:12:57 CDT

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    On May 8, 2007, at 2:36 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > For reasons that will be clear to all older Europeans, I wouldn't
    > recommend getting too attached to the idea of an "SS" ligature.
    > See if
    > this is still not obvious.

    I wondered when, and how, that character was going to make it into
    this discussion. Perhaps Germans just like finding strange
    typographical things to do with S's... :)

    Oddly enough -- and I know this may be off topic -- I think the SS
    symbol should maybe make it into Unicode. Nazi-era German
    typewriters tend to have it as a glyph of its own, on a separate
    key. So it may be needed for proper encoding of Nazi-era documents.
    I wonder.

    (Why do I have the feeling that I just triggered Godwin's Law?)


    Marnen Laibow-Koser

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