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=== German ===
 
=== German ===
   
The eszett is only natively found in the German language and its dialects, and as such, only German-language orthography rules apply to its use. Despite its ability to be substituted with 'ss', one should not consider the eszett a replacement for a double-s, only the other way around. The eszett is usually a distinct letter, and only replaces a double s when such is formed irregularly at the end of a word or word component. Words written with a double-s may not have such substituted with the eszett. ''Verfassung'', for example, must never be written as ''Verfaßung'' (in modern orthography; archaically, the latter was an accepted variant). In addition, if an eszett is unavailable, one should always use 'sz' to replace the eszett if substituting in 'ss' would form a different word. For example, substituting 'ss' into the phrase ''in Maßen'' ("in limited amounts") would produce the phrase ''in Massen'' ("in massive amounts").
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The eszett is only natively found in the German language and its dialects, and as such, only German-language orthography rules apply to its use. Despite its ability to be substituted with 'ss', one should not consider the eszett a replacement for a double-s, only the other way around. The eszett is usually a distinct letter, and only replaces a double s when such is formed irregularly at the end of a word or word component. Words written with a double-s may not have such substituted with the eszett. ''Verfassung'', for example, must never be written as ''Verfaßung'' (in modern orthography; the latterwas an archaically-acceptable variant). In addition, if an eszett is unavailable, one should always use 'sz' to replace the eszett if substituting in 'ss' would form a different word. For example, substituting 'ss' into the phrase ''in Maßen'' ("in limited amounts") would produce the phrase ''in Massen'' ("in massive amounts").
   
 
== Long S ==
 
== Long S ==
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