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From "Bernt M. Johnsen" <Bernt.John...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1862) Simple hash improves performance
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2006 13:44:43 GMT
Andreas Korneliussen wrote:
> <....>
>> As far as I remember from my high-school German, is that even if all "ß" may be
>> converted to uppercase "SS", not all "SS" in uppercase may be converted to the
>> lowercase "ß". If the "SS" appears in a combined word (in German, words are
>> combined by concatenating them, as in Norwegian) where one word ends with "S"
>> and the second word starts with "S", the result when converted to lowercase
>> should be "ss" (I am trying to construct an example, but my German is very, very
>> rusty....... ;-)
> There is of course no logic in String.toLowerCase() to make "SS" be
> converted to "ß" based on German grammar rules, since it does a
> character by character conversion.
> So "ICH HEISSE BERNT".toLowerCase() will be "ich heisse bernt", and not
> "ich heiße bernt" ;-)

Which is perfectly legal in modern German, I think ("ss" being an optional way
of writing "ß").

> Regards
> Andreas

Bernt Marius Johnsen, Database Technology Group,
Staff Engineer, Technical Lead Derby/Java DB
Sun Microsystems, Trondheim, Norway

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