In Switzerland, the “ß” (a kind of double s still used in Germany) went out of fashion in 1938. From then on, it was officially no longer taught in schools. The NZZ was the only Swiss daily newspaper to resist this decision for many years – but it too gave up the fight in 1974. The letter was officially abolished in Switzerland with the spelling reform of 2006.
Since then, the seemingly antiquated and yet somehow endearing ß has eked out a sad existence on the substitute bench of Swiss German linguistic customs. In Germany, too, it is increasingly being replaced by the double S.
At Apostroph, although we have a passion for minorities, we are rigorous in our quality control processes to ensure that the “ß” is only used when you really want it.
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