Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:02:22 -0400 From: James Cloos <cloos@...loos.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: commit 1a63a9fc30e7a1f1239e3cedcb5041e5ec1c5351 > also special-case ß (U+00DF) ... unicode added an uppercase version of > this character but does not map it, presumably because the uppercase > version is not actually used except for some obscure purpose ... For the record: ẞ (U+1E9E) is not mapped as ß’s majuscule because Unicode’s (really MS’s) idea of stable is »no bug fixes« and a preference for SS by some, not because of lack of use. The legacy of using SS as ß’s majuscule continues in most contexts, but from what I hear, ẞ is gaining ground. Especially in text which is set without miniscules, such as street and commercial signage. Even without a global ß→ẞ mapping, it might be true that such a mapping already might be preferred for de_AT text. (The earliest sightings of ẞ which were mentioned on unicode@ were, IIRC, in Austria.) -JimC -- James Cloos <cloos@...loos.com> OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6
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