But conservatives refuse to accept it on aesthetic grounds, claiming that the new letter's unwieldy girth make it the SUV of the letter world.
The German Spelling Council defended the decision, saying that it is important for officialdom to be able to distinguish between a name spelled with a double s and one spelled with an ß.
A simple divorce decree from an American or British court is usually not enough.
Proof probably will be required that this decree can no longer be contested.
It is usually necessary to get a statement to this effect from the court that granted the divorce.
Mercer has identified that Canada and the US have the cleanest two cities in the world.
Couples planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership in Germany should get started with the legal formalities as soon as possible. Things can usually be disposed of in far less time than that, but a number of legal issues, particularly previous marriages, can create a hassle.
The former is usually no problem; the latter a rock on which many marriage plans have been wrecked.
Cities are ranked against New York as the base city, which scores 100.
The analysis is part of a world-wide quality of life survey covering 215 cities.
Now, instead of using SS to capitalize the Eszett, Germans should use ẞ.
According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the progressives among German orthographers see the decision as a great leap forward.