Template talk:U:de:deprecated spelling

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Approximately 80% of German adults reject the Rechtschreibreform of 1996. The statement in this template that "This obsolete spelling is now never used, or only as a misspelling" is incorrect and much too strong. Words such as daß abound in modern written German and few consider it a misspelling. German Wikipedia includes lots of it. —Stephen 12:00, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to fix it, or to suggest what should it say instead for the 1996 case so someone else can apply the change. —Rod (A. Smith) 14:22, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. —Stephen 15:06, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Approximately 80% of German adults need to put their big boy pants on. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 14:22, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Improvement needed[edit]

This template needs to be improved.
The latest option is "1996" which is: "The spelling WORD was deprecated in the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform)".
After 1996 there were 3 reforms of the reform: 2004, 2006 and 2011.
And there are cases like this: The reform of 1996 created a word or a form of a word, and the reform of the reform of 2004 deprecated the newly created word or form.
-IP, 13:12, 19 May 2015 (UTC)


  • Here: "The spelling U:de:deprecated spelling was deprecated in 1938 in Swiss German when Swiss elementary schools stopped teaching the use of the ß."
  • de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthographische_Konferenz_von_1901 : "und ab 1934 an den Schulen auch nicht mehr gelehrt wurde"
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Orthographic_Conference_of_1901 : "apart from the displacement of ß in Switzerland in the 1920s with ss"

So, when was "ß" deprecated in Swiss? - 08:57, 26 June 2015 (UTC)