> >>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 .

> Tell me, how do you tell that the two are in different syllables?

 perhaps some people cannot tell.

 (yes, that was an example, not a comment).