ß Latin Small Letter Sharp S
“Latin Small Letter Sharp S” description
This glyph is also known under the following names or aliases:
- uppercase is "SS"
- nonstandard uppercase is ẞ LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S
- typographically the glyph for this character can be based on a ligature of ſ LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S with either s LATIN SMALL LETTER S or with an old-style glyph for z LATIN SMALL LETTER Z (the latter similar in appearance to ʒ LATIN SMALL LETTER EZH). Both forms exist interchangeably today.
Below is a list of other glyphs that are related to this one:
“Latin Small Letter Sharp S” on various operating systems
The image below shows how the “Latin Small Letter Sharp S” symbol might look like on different operating systems. If the font in which this web site is displayed does not contain the symbol and there is no fallback font able to render it, you can use the image below to get an idea of what it should look like.
Please note that the image above is computer generated and not all images are curated, so certain errors might occur. Additionally, the operating systems change on occasions the default fonts they provide, so the character might not look the same on your operating system.