Appendix:German phonetic alphabet

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Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this German appendix be cleaned up giving the reason: "The German "phonetic alphabet" (Buchstabieralphabet) does also depend on region (Germany, Austria, Swiss) and time (nowadays, earlier) and maybe norm or officiality (DIN norm, other norm, no norm; official, non-official). Some examples:
  • www.berliner-sparkasse.de/downloads/Telefon-Banking_Flyer.pdf (.de is Germany) has "Kaufmann", "Samuel", "Zacharias", but misses umlauts, ch, sch and ß.
  • PONS Wörterbuch Studienausgabe Englisch has "Kaufmann", "Siegfried", "Zeppelin", but misses umlauts, ch, sch and ß (which English doesn't have).
  • www.graf-gutfreund.at/daf/01basics/04buchstabieralphabet.pdf (.at is Austria) has "Konrad", " Samuel", "Zeppelin".

So the following list is incomplete, and maybe insufficient. Also, maybe there should be a table (maybe cp. with the source code below). Maybe also compare with de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchstabiertafel though this is not a reliable source.
Furthermore, "Zoo" for "Z" maybe does not exist in any German phonetic alphabet.".

Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

Phonetic alphabet[edit]

This alphabet assigns German names and words to letters of the alphabet for clearer enunciation on the telephone.

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