Subject: Re: [xsl] Capitalizing content of a variable|
From: Goetz Bock <bock@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 17:38:27 +0200
On Fri, Aug 10 '01 at 10:54, Mark Nahabedian wrote: > At the risk of straying off-topic: Why not :-) > I'm surprised that the German ß is treated as a character rather than > a ligature used in typesetting. Does a German type "ss" or do they > have a special "ß" key? Yes we do, and we have keys for &?uml; (? in aouAOU), the paragraph and the deg. And IMvHO they should be banned from the keyboard, but thats just me (Unfortunately there are even companies that wound sell you a normal (e.g. US english) keyboard here in Germany/Europa ... :-( ) > When school children recite the German alphabet do they include "ß". Yes > My point is, should "ß" be modeled as a character in language text > or just as a typsetting convention to be employed in printed output? Its a character in language text, there are words with different meanings regarding ß (sz and ss): "Maße" and "Masse" are quite different ... the first one means size the seccond mass. In Germany you generally use SS to capitalize ß not SZ. Captalizing the next sentence might not have the desired result (when talking about your girlfriend): "Ich bewundere Ihre Ma&zslig;e" ... But now we're offtopic. -- Goetz Bock IT Consultant Dipl.-Inf. Univ.
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