Every character has a story #26: CAPITAL SHARP S (might be encoded?)

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".

referenced by

2011/08/26 Every character has a story #34: LATIN LETTER T WITH CEDILLA (U+0162/U+0163)

2009/07/28 Every character has a story #32: U+1e9e (CAPITAL SHARP S, Microsoft edition - Part 1)

2008/05/15 A celebration of the LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S

2008/04/15 Kind of ironic how Germany seems so okay with Capital *Letter* punishment, huh?

2008/02/24 The idea has to do more than just make sense to me (aka How S-Sharp are *you* feeling today?)

2007/08/24 Every character has a story #28: U+1e9e (CAPITAL SHARP S)

2007/06/12 The difference between 'Dangeous Characters' and 'Dangerous Minds' is the lack of Michelle Pfeiffer

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