"ß" as "ss"?
Is it ok if I type out 'ss' rather than ß when typing in German? My computer doesn't have a shortcut that I'm aware of for typing ß and I am forced to copy and paste from google. Just wondering if 'ss' is an ok substitute or if it would confuse the reader.
It should be okay. Actually that is the advise of Duden (the most leading instance for german grammar) for people without appropriate hardware. Also ß is not used in all german speaking countries. For instance it is not used in the swiss anymore.
Actually, it is SCHLOSSSTRAẞE, since Schloss ist written with ss.
Die sehr bekannte Straße und Einkaufsgegend in Berlin-Steglitz heißt definitiv Schloßstraße:
Yes you can type ‘ss’. If you use a PC you can type the ASCII code for ß that is alt+225 If you use an iPad or iPhone you can type the ‘option’ key and the ‘S’ key.
Yes, additionally you can write ae for ä, oe for ö, and ue for ü. The umlauts and Double S (ß) are just things printers came up with to save space and work.
Double S (ß) are just things printers came up with to save space and work.
Not so. These words are pronounced differently:
- Masse (short 'a' vowel)
- Maße (long 'a' vowel)
Also, my understanding is that umlauts originated in manuscripts, rather than in printed text.
I hold down ALT and press 0-2-2-3 on the number pad to get ß. Although I have found that to use an 's' instead of ß counts as one of the 2 spelling errors allowed per word.
No, I think Duo doesn't allow that; But, that letter does mean "SS" but you just cant say "ss" just to mean that letter... Sorry If I sound confusing lol
I added a browser extention called AutoTextExpander and set up shortcuts for ß ä ö ü. In my case I used = as the shortcut (but you could use some other key) so when I type s= it changes to ß for me.
yes, duolingo allows it, my german teacher allows it, and also my friend tony from germany says to do it. :) hope this helps
If you really want the symbol, you can hold ALT and type 0129 on your NUMPAD to get the ASCII character
Edit: Code is actually 0223