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German alphabet

The German alphabet consists of the same 26 letters as the modern Latin alphabet:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

However, German also uses certain standard modified forms with diacritics. "", "", and "" are used to indicate umlauts; they are usually sorted together with the letter they are derived from, although German phonebooks[?] treat each umlaut as if it were spelled with the ligature it derives from (that is, "ae", "oe", or "ue").

Also, the ess-tsett (), a ligature of "ss", is used; it is alphabetised either as "s" or "ss".



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