Re: Uppercase ß

Martin J. Dürst via Unicode unicode at
Tue May 29 03:54:27 CDT 2018

On 2018/05/29 17:15, Hans Åberg via Unicode wrote:
>> On 29 May 2018, at 07:30, Asmus Freytag via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

>> 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.
> 1.ß

The English wikipedia may not be fully up to date.
Seeßes_ß (second paragraph):

"Seit dem 29. Juni 2017 ist das ẞ Bestandteil der amtlichen deutschen 

Translated to English: "Since June 29, 2017, the ẞ is part of the 
official German orthography."

(As far as I remember the discussion (on this list?) last year, the ẞ 
(uppercase ß) is allowed, but not required.)

Regards,   Martin.

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