Re: Proposal for German capital letter "ß"

Frédéric Grosshans frederic.grosshans at
Thu Dec 10 04:45:22 CST 2015

Le 10/12/2015 05:32, Martin J. Dürst a écrit :
> A similar example is the use of accents on upper-case letters in 
> French in France where 'officially', upper-case letters are written 
> without accents.
Actually, the official body in charge of this (Académie Française) has 
always recommended upper-case letters with accents , but the school 
teachers teach the other way, and accents on capital letters was 
technically challenging (in printing, writing machines and keyboard), so 
many people think the official recommendation is to drop them, and that 
is anyway complicated. But I often get question from non technical 
people on how I type É, œ, or Œ, which shows that they are natural.

(French language Wikipedia has more details on this , 
including the fact that the rules in Switzerland are different.)


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