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Re: C-x 8 s s -> ess-tsett


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: C-x 8 s s -> ess-tsett
Date: 07 Nov 2001 12:23:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090003 (Oort Gnus v0.03) Emacs/21.1

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

|> On Tue, 6 Nov 2001, Kevin Rodgers wrote:
|> 
|> > Not
|> > to mention, why is iso-transl-ss not called iso-transl-sz, with an "sz"
|> > entry in the map?
|> 
|> I think -ss is a more natural name, but I'm not the author of
|> iso-transl.

I disagree.  When ß is pronounced in German it is either called "scharfes
s" or "sz".  The latter because ß developed out of an sz ligature.  The
fact that the alternative spelling of ß is ss does not play a role.

Andreas.

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