Linked by rohan_p on Wed 8th Aug 2012 15:21 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS may be dead, but over a decade after its lamentable demise the open source Haiku project keeps its legacy alive. Haiku is an attempt to build a drop-in, binary compatible replacement for BeOS, as well as extending the defunct OS's functionality and support for modern hardware. At least, that's the short-term goal - eventually, Haiku is intended significantly enhance BeOS while maintaining the same philosophy of simplicity and transparency, and without being weighed down with the legacy code of many other contemporary operating systems. Computerworld Australia recently caught up with Stephan Assmus, who has been a key contributor to the project for seven years for a lengthy chat about BeOS, the current state of Haiku and the project's future plans.
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RE: Its A�mus not Assmus!
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 16:02 UTC in reply to "Its Aßmus not Assmus!"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Ringel-s may also be written as a double-s (I speak German, you know ;) ). Since OSNews has issues with weird characters, I have to do it like this.

Edited 2012-08-08 16:04 UTC

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Ringel-s may also be written as a double-s (I speak German, you know ;) ).


actually it's sz, but everyone uses ss (including me)
nonetheless it's a useless character and should have been abolished many decades ago...

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

actually it's sz, but everyone uses ss (including me)
nonetheless it's a useless character and should have been abolished many decades ago...


Unless you happen to live in Switzerland...

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orsg Member since:
2011-02-09

it's pronounciation differs dramatically from what you would expect from ss, namely it's the complete opposite (long instead of short).
If you want to get rid of it, please don't try to make things more wrong.

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

nonetheless it's a useless character and should have been abolished many decades ago...


Disagree here; those special characters shape a language. I'm a native Spanish speaker and 'Γ‘', 'Γ±', 'ΒΏ' or 'ΓΌ' are part of its history and personality. Currently a lot of people write without using tildes, and, though their texts are perfectly understandable, their texts show their poor level of language handling too.

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