This is the German phonetic alphabet.
It’s no good. No longer fit for purpose.
Has to be changed, because it still reflects the anti-Semitic changes made in 1934 – “David” became “Dora”, “Nathan” became “Nordpol”.
There’s also a gender imbalance and a severe lack of ethnic and religious group representation.
“Doesn’t correspond to today’s reality of life”
So the Deutsche Institute für Normung – the folks who bring you DIN A4 size paper and DIN 931 hexagon bolts – is looking at replacing it all with city names, making sure that they’re equally spread between to eastern and western states.
Except that Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz (us..) Bremen, Hamburg and Sachsen-Anhalt don’t get a look in.
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