DS #DSi 0128: PokÃmon Weisse Edition (Germany)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chanser, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Chanser

    Chanser :o

    Jun 27, 2006
  2. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    And yet, USA version isn't out yet.
    I'm ok with that, I'm patient.
  3. retrogamefan

    retrogamefan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 8, 2009
  4. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague
    WTF Why SS instead of ß? All Germans know that letter(I am Dutch and I do as well!)

    Ghehe not so happy they did not make a Dutch version.

    Pokémon Zwart versie
    Pokémon Wit versie

  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    I thought it was "WiFe Edition" at first.
  6. Ultralex

    Ultralex GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 18, 2009
    Gambia, The
    I think they used ss because a ß in this Font would look dumb.
    And no,it isn't because of the Nazis.
  7. mrgone

    mrgone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 6, 2002
    IIRC some kind of writing reform removed the ß
  8. StarWolf3000

    StarWolf3000 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Gambia, The
    This is correct writing: "Weiße"

    Why? Because "ß" is written after a so-called "Diphtong" (double vocal), here "ei" (say: "ai").

    So the "ss" in "Weisse" is probably wrong and only for decoration of the logo/cover.

    If we would write "weiß(e)" with "ss" instead of "ß" in German Lessons at School, then it is marked wrong.

    Not to be confused with "weis" which means "know" (from "knowledge").
  9. PowerEz

    PowerEz Newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Gambia, The
    Weiße still seems to be used in the game, I guess they just did this for silly title reasons.
  10. pizza4D

    pizza4D Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Wow, so many posts from Germans and not one of you realizes that ß is simply a small letter that has no capital letter equivalent. Thus, words with an "ß" are written with "SS" when written completely in caps. The only exceptions are family names, where the ß is kept for caps to indicate the spelling, and Swiss people, who don't use the ß at all and write everything with "ss" instead. Also, writing "ss" instead of "ß" is applicable when the person typing it is unable to use that character (or just can't be bothered) - just like with "oe" instead of "ö". I doubt that any of the mods who post new releases here has a keyboard with a "ß" key.
    Setzen, Sechs! Back to school with you, and leave your flashcarts at home.

    The game's logo is all caps, as you might notice (see those "E"?), so naturally they didn't type "WEIßE" which would look utterly retarded regardless of what font they would use because it's a mix of small and capital letters. And as a side effect the logo doesn't look awkward to Swiss customers.
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