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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 06:51:22

Martin Bonner wrote:

> Oh, and finally, this all assumes that the proposed German
> spelling reforms don't happen because I think they largely eliminate the
> scharfes-es :-)

That's not true. Even the so-called "Neue Deutsche Rechtschreibung" uses
eszett after long vowels and after diphthongs. ("aß", "schließen" vs.
"essen", "Schloss"), except for Switzerland where generally "ss" is
used. However, adding to the confusion, the Germany army uses "SZ"
(which, in some sense, is correct. However, it doesn't match any modern

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