by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/05/03 15:15 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/05/03/2398227.aspx
(ref: Every character has a story #15: CAPITAL SHARP S (not encoded))
When Michel Suignard came back from the WG2 meeting, I scooted over to get the quick word on what interesting things happened....
I was surprised to hear that the Capital Sharp S was accepted, which means it will probably be discussed at the upcoming UTC meeting.
Kind of ironic given John Hudson's conversation with Andreas Stötzner I mentioned before.
(Here is the revised proposal for those who are interested)
I have talked about the Capital Sharp S proposal previously, I won't comment much now though probably I will after the UTC, though the linguistic and technical issues are both likely to be the subject of future posts!
In the meantime, Adam Twardoch pointed folks to a blog entry from Ivo Gabrowitsch on the subject, for those of you who know German (you can read it here).
This post brought to you by ß (U+00df, a.k.a. LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S)
# Andrew West on 3 May 2007 5:55 PM:
It came as a surprise to me as well, and I was at the meeting. However, the evidence for capital sharp S is overwhelming, and the proposed encoding solution will not affect existing data or implementations.
Mind you, it will give rise to a long default casing chain : Capital Sharp S lowercases to Small Sharp S, which upper cases to "SS", which lowercases to "ss".
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