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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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“Muss” vs. “muß” and “dass” vs. “daß” frequency changes in the XIX Century and in 1945. What do these curves mean?

As displayed in this answer by nixda one can nicely compare how often do certain words appear in "lots of books", in lots of languages. When reading the answer it's plausible to want to do some cross ...
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Ist „tut mir leid“ stärker als „Entschuldigung“?

Ich würde gerne die verschiedenen Schichten verstehen, die es gibt, um sich zu entschuldigen. Die Frage wäre aber sehr breit. Deswegen frage ich nur: Ist „tut mir leid“ stärker als ...