[luatex] setting lccode "automatically"

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 23 15:23:18 CEST 2011

Heiko Oberdiek <heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 01:02:54PM +0200, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> > No, the capital ß is not the uppercase version of ß. SpecialCasing.txt has
> > 
> > # The German es-zed is special--the normal mapping is to SS.
> > # Note: the titlecase should never occur in practice. It is equal to titlecase(uppercase(<es-zed>))
> > 
> > 00DF; 00DF; 0053 0073; 0053 0053; # LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
> And it's context dependent. The German language has two
> words "Maße" and "Masse" meaning different things.
> The uppercase variant would be the same ("MASSE"). Therefore
> also "SZ" can be used for the uppercase form of "ß": "MASZE".

anyone would think that the people who designed the german language had
simply not thought of computerisation...

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