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Should I use the “neue Rechtschreibung” even with people who capitalize “Du”, “Dich”, usw.?

I write sometimes to people which answer not using the neue Rechtschreibung. Some of them write daß instead of dass and use some other spellings for words which already were changed. I have no problem ...
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1answer
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Schriftliche Höflichkeitsformel – Du oder du [duplicate]

In einem E-Mail an meinen Kunden schreibe ich immer Du/Dich/Dir (mit einem grossen D). Zum Beispiel: Bei Fragen stehen wir Dir gerne zur Verfügung. Als ich mit Deutsch in meinem Job begonnen ...
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5answers
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Is there a division in society (according to age) about the post-reform orthography?

I read that in 1996 the German language underwent an orthography reform: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_orthography_reform_of_1996 Wikipedia says that the rules were compulsorily taught in ...
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1answer
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Regeln für neue Getrenntschreibung

Bei heise.de las ich heute im Newsticker "... war tief greifender als ursprünglich gedacht" und wunderte mich, ob dies nach der neuen Schreibung korrekt ist. Mit einer kurzen Pause hinter dem "tief" ...
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1answer
162 views

'Dass' since the spelling reform

I haven't used German very much since the "reform" of 1996, but (for instance) I see that "daß" seems to have been replaced by "dass." My question is: how seriously do people take the change? As an ...
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3answers
201 views

Why is it nummerieren but numerisch?

Neue Rechtschreibung changed numerieren to nummerieren. This is not optional, so numerieren is incorrect now. How come numerisch did not change?
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Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?

I was taught (several decades ago) to write a capital D for all pronouns such as Du, Dir, Deine, when writing to my German penpals. I am afraid it would look antiquated or very formal these days. Is ...