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German keyboard layout lacks ẞ (capital ß)

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asked 2020-06-12 18:31:42 +0300

VinceK gravatar image

updated 2020-06-13 10:49:19 +0300

Currently, I can't find a way to type the letter ẞ, which is the capital ß.

It is a relatively new letter, which exists since 1905, was added to ISO 10646 in 2008 and is part of official German orthography since June 2017 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_%E1%BA%9E).

Could you add this to the German keyboard, please?

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Did you try longpress on "s"?

s_mario ( 2020-06-12 20:13:22 +0300 )edit

@s_mario: There's only lower case ß.

Pohli ( 2020-06-12 20:39:40 +0300 )edit

@s_mario: @Pohli is right, long-pressing "s" leads to lower case "ß" (among others), and long-pressing "S" only leads to unrelated letters.

VinceK ( 2020-06-12 20:42:20 +0300 )edit

In honesty: who ever used capital ß? It was introduced some years ago but I do not know every capital word beginning with ß. Above all: every reform of the geman language reduces the usage of ß in turn to ss with catastrophic results like Flussschifffahrt (yes that is well written: https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Flussschifffahrt). They try to use us keyboards in future. Next will be umlauts.

cy8aer ( 2020-06-12 20:53:55 +0300 )edit

@cy8aer: It is used for all-caps, e.g. HAUPTSTRAẞE. (MAIN STREET)

VinceK ( 2020-06-12 21:01:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2020-06-13 10:58:49 +0300

Nerevareeeeeeee gravatar image

updated 2020-06-13 11:08:35 +0300


Edit line 52: CharacterKey { caption: "s"; captionShifted: "S"; symView: "#"; symView2: "^"; accents: "sßş$"; accentsShifted: "SẞŞ$" }

reboot (just in case)

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Simple. Thanks for that idea.

4carlos ( 2020-06-13 11:10:32 +0300 )edit

No need to reboot:

devel-su systemctl-user restart maliit
peterleinchen ( 2020-06-13 11:11:16 +0300 )edit

As simple as that this would be worth a patch request.

cy8aer ( 2020-06-13 14:09:08 +0300 )edit

Sorry for the wrong command above, correct:

devel-su systemctl-user restart maliit-server

or in full

sed -i -e 's/SŞ\$/SẞŞ\$/' /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/layouts/de.qml
devel-su systemctl-user restart maliit-server
peterleinchen ( 2020-06-14 01:47:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2020-06-14 01:50:18 +0300

Did someone say this is worth a patch? ;)

Even I will not really often have the need to use it, I agree that it should be available to the common German Jolla user ... so have a look in patchmanager web catalog.

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Oh, and according to this meta
we maybe should keep it open? ;)
(it was not me, it was already closed :)

So maybe Jolla will add it together with arrow keys and possible selection mechanisms?

peterleinchen ( 2020-06-14 02:05:16 +0300 )edit
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