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What is the best format to use when writing out dates?

What format of date is appropriate for different contexts (business, personal) in written German, nowadays? Is it the same as in English?
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Does capitalization work differently in German than it does in English? [closed]

While trying to translate the German text in the following image, I was struck by the fact that some words are capitalized which wouldn't be capitalized in English. The words in question are: ...
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Verwendet man Abkürzungen in (technischen) Texten?

Ich schreibe als Software-Entwickler viele Dokumente, meist technischer Natur (doch halbwegs verständlich für Nichttechniker), aber auch "direktorensicher". Dabei geht es mir nicht um ein paar ...
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How to write an “ß”?

What is the proper way to write an Eszett on paper with a pen? In English we are told to start letters at the top, but the ß only has ends at the bottom, so what is the proper way to draw the letter?