An assessment of the Unicode standard

Stephen Hansen apt.shansen at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 01:12:26 CEST 2009


>
> Unicode (*puke*) seems nothing more than a brain fart of morons. And
> sadly it was created by CS majors who i assumed used logic and
> deductive reasoning but i must be wrong. Why should the larger world
> keep supporting such antiquated languages and character sets through
> Unicode? What purpose does this serve? Are we merely trying to make
> everyone happy? A sort of Utopian free-language-love-fest-kinda-
> thing?
>

One really shouldn't consider Xah Lee a role model and seek to imitate
(poorly) his rants.

The Real World isn't going away just because you think we should stick our
heads in the sand and pretend it's not there. There are billions of people
out there who are quite happy with their language, and I'd rather keep them
as a customer, thanks.

--S
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