[XeTeX] Re: : Re: wrong uccode of ß

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 14 12:21:55 CEST 2008

Er, the East Germans had their own agenda in this matter (note the Fraktur 
in the Reichsbahn (!)  signage during the Communist era).  I was referring 
to what is nowadays seen as 'best practice'.  Of course many things exist - 
taxation, malaria, etc. - but we don't necessarily want to encourage them...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
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> 2008/4/14, John Was <john.was at ntlworld.com>:
>>  The Unicode gurus may have decided to create a capital eszett for 
>> neatness
>>  (less charitably, out of ignorance), but who will ever use it?  It is
>>  incorrect typographically, since as was originally pointed out, in an
>>  all-capital context one uses SS.  Possibly  on a poster or some piece of
> No. :-)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_%C3%9F
> http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n2888.pdf
> As for the fonts: I'll try to persuade the polish guys to include it
> in LM and the gyre fonts. :-)
> Best
>   Martin
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