quote:Actually, that looks like the spelling I see on this forum. Don't joke about double and triple letters! Now we got monstrosities like the word "Schifffahrt" (shipping/navigation). It's a compound word consisting of: - Schiff (ship, vessel) and - Fahrt (journey/voyage) We used to have the rule that the same letter must not appear more than twice consecutively within a compound word. Hence the word used to be spelled "Schiffahrt." According to the new rules it's "Schifffahrt" with three "f." It's silly, inconvenient, longer, totally idiotic, and it looks like garbage.
Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.