[XeTeX] : Re: wrong uccode of ß

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Mon Apr 14 12:39:37 CEST 2008

Am Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:13:31 +0200 schrieb Martin Schröder:

> 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

I have the impression they are a bit mixing the meaning "LATIN CAPITAL
LETTER SHARP S" and the look. I agree that a char with the meaning
"LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S" is necessary. It would also solve the
lowercase problem.  But why can this char not have some times the look
"ß" (if it can't be avoided) and sometimes "SS" or even "SZ"? 

Ulrike Fischer 

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