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Latin capital letter sharp s.png
U+1E9E, ẞ
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S

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

German[edit]

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Letter[edit]

(lowercase ß, name großes Eszett)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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 influential Duden dictionary entitled DER GROẞE DUDEN).

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References[edit]

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

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