[XeTeX] : Re: wrong uccode of ß
list.adam at twardoch.com
Mon Apr 14 12:34:15 CEST 2008
John Was wrote:
> 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...
Nobody encourages anyone to use a character by encoding it. The standard
casing of ß is SS, and this won't change. Unicode merely responds to the
need of encoding certain characters that appear in fairly widespread use.
It's like democracy: the majority rules but the minority has its rights.
The Unicode character set does not prescribe, it describes, and it has
always been so.
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