Summary: de-DE-1996 is better than de-1996-DE

John Cowan
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 13:30:01 -0400 (EDT)

J.Wilkes scripsit:

> The works of Benn, Rilke, Fried, Jandl, Arp, Arno Schmidt and many more will 
> simply not work anymore with the 1996 orthography. When read in a 1996 
> orthography scope, they get skewed and distorted; and their beauty vandalised.

The works of Goethe and Schiller become disgusting and illegible when transcribed
into the 1901 orthography, and even worse when typeset in Antiqua.  Nothing
but the authors' original Suetterlin handwriting (in facsimile) will do
in order to properly capture their undistorted poetic vision, and he who
writes "sei" for "sey", or "tun" for "thun", is damned to orthographic
Hell forthwith.

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_