An assessment of the Unicode standard

John Machin sjmachin at
Sun Aug 30 02:20:47 CEST 2009

On Aug 30, 8:46 am, r <rt8... at> wrote:
> Take for instance the Chinese language with it's thousands of
> characters and BS, it's more of an art than a language.  Why do we
> need such complicated languages in this day and time. Many languages
> have been perfected, (although not perfect) far beyond that of Chinese
> language.

The Chinese language is more widely spoken than English, is quite
capable of expression in ASCII ("r tongzhi shi sha gua") and doesn't
have those pesky it's/its problems.

> The A-Z char set is flawless!

... for expressing the sounds of a very limited number of languages,
and English is *NOT* one of those.

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