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U+1E9E, ẞ
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S

[U+1E9D]
Latin Extended Additional
[U+1E9F]

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GermanEdit

LetterEdit

(lowercase ß)

  1. (uncommon) Constructed capital form of ß, used in certain publications and proper names when set in all caps.
    Synonyms: SS, SZ, ß, großes Eszett

Usage notesEdit

has been part of the official German orthography since June 2017[1]. It was however occasionally used before (and for example even by some editions of the Duden entitled DER GROẞE DUDEN).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^
    2017 June 29, Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung, “Amtliches Regelwerk der deutschen Rechtschreibung aktualisiert”, in Pressemitteilung[1]:
    Sie lassen die Verwendung des Großbuchstabens „ẞ“ neben „SS“ zu, was insbesondere für die korrekte Schreibung von Eigennamen in Pässen und Ausweisen wichtig ist, []
    They permit the usage of the capital "ẞ" in addition to "SS", particularly important for the correct spelling of personal names in passports and ID cards.

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