Re: Uppercase ß

Hans Åberg via Unicode unicode at
Tue May 29 03:15:42 CDT 2018

> On 29 May 2018, at 07:30, Asmus Freytag via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> On 5/28/2018 6:30 AM, Hans Åberg via Unicode wrote:
>>> Unifying these would make a real mess of lower casing!
>> German has a special sign ß for "ss", without upper capital version.
> You may want to retract the second part of that sentence.
> An uppercase exists and it has formally been ruled as acceptable way to write this letter (mostly an issue for ALL CAPS as ß does not occur in word-initial position). 
> A./

Duden used one in 1957, but stated in 1984 that there is no uppercase version [1]. So it would be interesting with a reference to an official version.


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