hex dump w/ or w/out utf-8 chars

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Jul 9 18:32:40 CEST 2013


On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:15:29 +0200, Chris “Kwpolska” Warrick wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM,  <wxjmfauth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Note the difference between SS and ẞ 'FRANZ-JOSEF-STRAUSS-STRAẞE'
> 
> This is a capital Eszett.  Which just happens not to exist in German.
> Germans do not use this character, it is not available on German
> keyboards, and the German spelling rules have you replace ß with SS.
> And, surprise surprise, STRASSE is the example the Council for German
> Orthography used ([0] page 29, §25 E3).
> 
> [0]: http://www.neue-rechtschreibung.de/regelwerk.pdf


Only half-right. Uppercase Eszett has been used in Germany going back at 
least to 1879, and appears to be gaining popularity. In 2010 the use of 
uppercase ß apparently became mandatory for geographical place names when 
written in uppercase in official documentation.

http://opentype.info/blog/2011/01/24/capital-sharp-s/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_ẞ

Font support is still quite poor, but at least half a dozen Windows 7 
fonts provide it, and at least one Mac font.


-- 
Steven



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