Re: HTML: woes

Anton Sherwood (
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:53:49 -0700

Michael Lorrey wrote:
> ... I don't understand, though, why Germans
> would use a capital B with a tail as a replacement
> for the 'ss' in -strasse ??? Is it a different pronouncement?

The first part of that doodad is a "long s" such as you may have noticed
in 18C printing. It's marginally significant in that long s never
appears at the end of a syllable; thus the thing-that-looks-like-B can
never represent two "ss" that have come together by compounding.

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