[XeTeX] Hyphenation around „ß“

Keith J. Schultz schultzk at uni-trier.de
Mon Jan 13 17:59:39 CET 2014

Hi Susan, All,

the is no law in Germany that dictates or requires one by "law" to use one particular orthography.
Though, the new reformed "reformed" orthography is taught in school as the correct form to be used!

The general rules is to stick to one of the orthography and you are safe.

Since TEX et al. is not a spellchecker we only need to worry about hyphenation, and not if ß is used or not!

Am 13.01.2014 um 15:02 schrieb Susan Dittmar <Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de>:

> 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,
> 	Susan
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