Thursday, June 26, 2008

Das Grosse Eszett

The ISO has granted the Eszett the status of "special consonants found in western European languages".

This despite its "scrapping" in Swiss German, and it's officially sanctioned use in Germany only after long vowels and dipthongs. Says Kerstin G├╝thert, managing director of the Council for German Spelling Reform: "It's up to the people to decide whether or not they will use it."

Being pseudo-traditionalists, we applaud the ISO's decision.


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