From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 02:12:57 CDT
On May 8, 2007, at 2:36 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> For reasons that will be clear to all older Europeans, I wouldn't
> recommend getting too attached to the idea of an "SS" ligature.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_Schutzstaffel.svg if
> this is still not obvious.
I wondered when, and how, that character was going to make it into
this discussion. Perhaps Germans just like finding strange
typographical things to do with S's... :)
Oddly enough -- and I know this may be off topic -- I think the SS
symbol should maybe make it into Unicode. Nazi-era German
typewriters tend to have it as a glyph of its own, on a separate
key. So it may be needed for proper encoding of Nazi-era documents.
(Why do I have the feeling that I just triggered Godwin's Law?)
-- Marnen Laibow-Koser firstname.lastname@example.org
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