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This page lists the rules for the use of the eszett and long s in various languages, as used by Michael von Preußen in his roleplay as the Emperor of Großgermania. This usage specifically ignores the alterations in the usage of the long and short s in the English language in the mid-eighteenth century, as well as the alterations in the usage of the eszett as prescribed by the German orthography reform of 1996, which he considers to be an illegal usurpation and degradation of the German language.



The eszett, or sharp s, is an integral part of the German language and its dialects. One of only a handful of letters worldwide with no orthographical majiscule form, the eszett is rendered ß, and may be capitalized as for use in all- and small-cap typography.

Long S

Letter S

Unlike the eszett, the long s has no majiscule approximation, generally being rendered identically in all-caps, small-caps, and conventional typography—as ſ. Rules for its use are, by virtue of the two characters being alternative glyphs of each other, combined with rules for use of the short s (s).

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