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[Bug 650498] [NEW] [1 new] Expansion: 'ẞ' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E)


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The German glyph LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E) is not currently in the Ubuntu font.  Other free fonts frequently used in open-source contexts like DejaVu or Linux Libertine as well as the fonts of other recent operating systems have it:
So it would be nice if the Ubuntu fonts have this character eventually.

Design proposals:
- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/160810886/Bildschirmfoto%202013-12-28%20um%2009.32.48.png
- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/161551661/1e9e-ubuntu-proposal.png
- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/160725867/Ubuntu-%E1%BA%9E.png

Unicode separates the characters into blocks, (covering Cyrillic,
covering Devanagari and splitting Latin up into the Basics, Supplements,
Latin Extended A, Latin Extended, B Extended, C ..., D..., and Extended
Additional. These are the same cake splices that are being used to split
up work on the Ubuntu Font Family.  'ẞ' lives in the Latin Extended
Additional block, and at the moment work is focusing on Arabic and
Hebrew (fonts take a _long_ time to develop and it's not possible to do
everything at once at the beginning, so the build-out will be gradual).

On 29 June 2017, ẞ became an official part of the German alphabet.

Please could you get anyone who needs this glyph to click the "Affects
me" button at the top, as this will help to gauge what priority to focus
on for each block/script/language to do next.

** Affects: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Low
         Status: Confirmed

** Tags: uff-dm-new uff-german uff-latin uff-latin-extended-additional uff-unicode-5.1
[1 new] Expansion: 'ẞ' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E)
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