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RE[3]: spelling error
by righard on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: spelling error"
righard
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2007-12-26

Thanks for the info, I thought it did not matter at all. (btw, on non-german keyboard you can usually still make a ß (alt+b on my Finnish and alt+s on my international keyboard )

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RE[4]: spelling error
by Doc Pain on Mon 14th Apr 2008 22:04 in reply to "RE[3]: spelling error"
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2006-10-08

Thanks for the info, I thought it did not matter at all.


It's a fine diffference. Fine but existing. Ligatuation and typesetting is somewhat special in german. But you're right, in this case it doesn't matter, my friendly note was just caused by the urge of correctness. ::-)

(btw, on non-german keyboard you can usually still make a ß (alt+b on my Finnish and alt+s on my international keyboard )


On my US Sun keyboard, I can press Compose s s to get an ß. A friend of mine has a swedish keyboard where ß is possible, too. But as Thom mentioned, the ß wasn't present in the font he used. There are many requirements for a good internationalisation.

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RE[5]: spelling error
by righard on Tue 15th Apr 2008 00:47 in reply to "RE[4]: spelling error"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Well, and if you have a explanation why we Dutch call it a 'ringel-s' (which must mean the same in German), I think I know everything about that letter ;-) (that's actually bugging me for years )

Edited 2008-04-15 00:49 UTC

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