Indices : Terminology : Eszett

A Ligature combining a long s and a short s. Once common in English, the eszett, or sharp s, is now only used in German typesetting.

Unicode: U+00DF

long s + s vs. long s + z
Script Eszett
Uppercase germandbls is Coming to Unicode

Additional Articles:

From the ligature to a letter: SIGNA 9 - The Uppercase Eszett
A special issue about the history of the eszett in German only.

Esszet or ß

Ask H&FJ: The Sulzbacher Eszett

Wikipedia English

Wikipedia German