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On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 12:28:51 -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>He doesn't have to use the ||, irrespective of old or new spelling, since
>he's one of the four million living proofs that you can perfectly write and
>read German without any ||: He's Swiss.

So they don't use any  at all? How odd... O_o

>The rules for the usage of the ||,
>BTW, have been simplified in the spelling reform.

Nope, the exact opposite is true.
Before: ss if the two s fall into different syllables (Mes-ser), else .
After: You must now also see if the vowel before is long. If yes, you still
have to use it. To most people this is too much hassle, so they just ignore
this and intentionally misspell the words because they can't be bothered.

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Pascal A. Kramm, author of Choton
official Choton homepage:
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