AW: Consensus Call on Latin Sharp S and Greek Final Sigma

Shawn Steele Shawn.Steele at
Tue Dec 1 11:30:26 CET 2009

>> When people did things by hand, sure it was one thing to
>> convert Weiß
>> to WEISS or WEISZ. But we now have a capital ẞ entering the world of
>> data (since Unicode 5.1) and I don't think it's unreasonable
>> to think
>> that that Herr Weiß may actually think of WEIẞ.DE as equivalent to
>> his weiß.de.

>If i haven't got it wrong, this operation would map U+1E9E to U+00DF,
>and hence achieve exactly what you want.

Ugh.  So if someone uses the WEIẞ form, it might map to the weiß form, but if some marketing firm thinks that WEISS is a cool way to emphasize it on their bus ad, then the customers end up at the wrong URL.



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