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2007-05-04

Fictitious u+1E9E character endorsed by German Home Office

A misrepresentation of some ß uses in upper case head lines, on books, and on tombstones resulted in a proposal to add an "upper case ß" to Unicode as code point u+1E9E (PDF).

I've got a warning that this PDF might crash some PDF viewers, but exceptionally AcroReader 3 survived this attack.

The next likely step could be demands to permit ß in I18N domain labels because it suddenly got an upper case variant.

Of course there's also the "minor" problem of upgrading fonts and software for a fictitious "upper case ß" worldwide, as far as they support German.

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