convert Unicode to lower/uppercase?

Gerhard Häring gh at
Mon Sep 22 08:51:21 CEST 2003

Asun Friere wrote:
> "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at> wrote in message news:<bkkusk$pvi$05$1 at>...
>>The usage of SZ has only been eliminated in the recent change of
>>the amtliche Rechtschreibung.
> And replaced with what?  ie. is there now a single capital for SZ?

ß (sz) has not been completely eliminated. After *short* vocals it has 
been replace with ss (Kuß => Kuss, Fluß, => Fluss). But after *long* 
vocals, it is still used (Maß, Gruß, ...).

-- Gerhard

PS: I was quite disappointed with the reform of German ortography. I'd 
have favoured much more radical steps, like elimination of 
capitalization of the noun.

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