German Dictionary – Reformed

There are two dictionaries available in Lotus Notes. The original German dictionary, named deutsch.dic, which references to the German spelling guidelines as of 1906. In addition there is a reformed german dictionary, named deutsch2.dic, which references to the German spelling reform made official in 1998.

After years of discussion and repeated reforms, the reformed reformed and again reformed German spelling is mandatory since August 2005. Some of the media ignore it, and of course Bavaria ignores it too. But software vendors should not ignore it.

Nobody at IBM – I don´t know about other software vendors – seems to realize this. I can get no answer form IBM. The reformed German dictionary in Lotus Notes references to the guidelines published in 2001, and there were lots of changes since then.

So can anybody throw a light on this? We need an answer very quickly for some of our customers.

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