[XeTeX] Hyphenation around „ß“

Susan Dittmar Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de
Mon Jan 13 15:02:56 CET 2014

Dear Phil,

Philip Taylor schrieb:
> My 1999 edition of the Collins German Dictionary (reformed orthography)
> gives only "wusste", and gives it as the preterite of "wissen".
> Does "wußte" exist in the Reformed Orthography, and if so,
> with what meaning ?

it does not exist in the Reformed Orthography, that's right. But there's strong 
resistance, as  you probably already noticed, against this reform. So although 
Law decided for "wußte" to no longer be correct, most people here (at least most 
of those who finished school before the reform) still use, and insist on, the 
old form.

Btw, the reform only applies to Germany. To my knowledge it does not apply to 
other German-speaking countries like Austria and Suisse.

Hope that helps lessen the confusion,


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