While answering a Unix-&-Linux question, I observed that Gedit and two other editors, Leafpad and Medit (I tested 12 editors altogether) exhibit the a certain bug. As it turns out, the bug is known to Canonical's launchpad as Bug #332321 search (and replace) takes ss as ß.
The bug's behaviour is that
find ß will match both
ss... (not nice, especially if you do a replace-all).
I then noticed that the StackExchange software, in order to create the question's href link, had converted the question's title from
How to bind “ß” to Meta-s? to
So two completely unrelated environments are treating
ß in a similar manner.. What is this strange attraction between
ss? ... and are there other such 'relationships'?