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I think that there does not exist a really convincing explanation. In point 3. you refer to Peter Gallmann who is a Swiss linguist and a long-standing professor for "Deutsche Sprache der Gegenwart" at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena. In his article he discusses various hypotheses concerning the history of printing and technical issues (typewriter)...


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«Erschwerung des Unterrichts» Dank Wikipedia bin ich auf einen Bericht aus der NZZ vom 20. November 1938 gestossen, wo über die «Abschaffung des Schleifen-S in der Schule» berichtet wird. Darin wird noch ein anderer Grund genannt: «Die Neuerung erwies sich bald als eine Erschwerung des Unterrichts […].» «Gegen die Beibehaltung des Schleifen-S wurde ...


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There is no big controversy to me. Gallmann "admits" that the practical reasons (typewriter/french) also matter. But to say Switzerland dropped Eszett "because of technical reasons" would really be an simplification. So he argues on the other side also: it didn't fit the needs of Swiss German anyway. Or as I say: the Swiss have a small fight with almost any ...


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