LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S officially recognized

Alastair Houghton via Unicode unicode at
Mon Jul 3 02:43:37 CDT 2017

On 2 Jul 2017, at 16:59, Jörg Knappen via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> > Is it possible to design fonts that will render ẞ as SS?
> In fact, that has happened long before the capital letter sharp s was added to Unicode: The T1 encoding (aka Cork encoding) of LaTeX
> does this since 1990. The reason for this was correct hyphenation for German words rendered in all caps.

Wasn’t there also some oddity relating to hyphenation and “ss”/“SS” in general?  I seem to recall that it used to be the case that you ended up with more “s”s than you started with when hyphenating a word containing “ss”…

Kind regards,



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